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Convention Center hotel land deal finally closed

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videoAfter about a decade of planning, agreements, disagreements and lawsuits, the City of Wilmington has finally closed the land sale for a hotel next to the Convention Center. Full story...
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Wilmington company gets state innovation grant

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A Wilmington company is one of 13 across North Carolina to win a state innovation grant. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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Small Business Saturday provides big boost

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videoBrown Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, One of the busiest time for shopping out of the year but which impacts the Port City the most? More jobs and opportunities, lower taxes, and strengthen your local economy, that what you do when you shop local. Full story...
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Christmas trees big business in NC mountains

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Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are already well on their way to stores and tree stands across the country. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that North Carolina ranks second in the nation behind Oregon in Christmas tree production. Federal statistics say the state supplies about 4 million trees worth about $1 billion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Townhome owners: 'It's just not adding up'

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videoSome townhome owners in Brunswick County think something criminal is going on with their HOA. WWAY investigated. It's a story that's only on three. Sheet after sheet, number after number, month after month, it took a lot of time and work for Tom and Melissa Modafferi to come to this conclusion. Full story...
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Brewing industry boom sparks a new business idea

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video Breweries have been growing over the last few years all over the Wilmington area, but one new business will be able to connect all the dots. A tour that will take you behind the scenes of the brewing industry here in the Port City. You start and end this 4 hour tour in downtown Wilmington Full story...
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October jobless rate in NC drops to 6.3 percent

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that the jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September. Full story...
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Wilmington ranked 9th for local Christmas shopping

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videoWilmington is the place to be for local holiday shopping. According to a recent study by Yelp, the Port City ranks No. 9 in the nation for shopping local this holiday season. Full story...
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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January. Full story...
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