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Stocks surge in early trading after hiring climbs

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A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time ever. Full story...
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GE Hitachi deal to bring more jobs to area

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videoGE Hitachi says a new deal with a Virginia power company will mean its New Hanover County plant is about to grow. Full story...
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Local salon clips for world record attempt, Surfrider Foundation

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A Wilmington salon joins forces with an international organization in an effort to set a world record, all to raise funds for clean water. Hypnotix Spalon is teaming up with Aveda for a global cut-a-thon on Earth Day to attempt the world record for the most money raised for hair cuts in a 24-hour period. Full story...
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NC official: MetLife breaks could shut out others

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North Carolina business recruiters say a whopping package of about $100 million in state and local incentives to get MetLife Inc. to move 2,600 jobs to North Carolina could stall benefits for other companies or force lawmakers to loosen the rules. Full story...
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Walmart plans to build store in Porters Neck area

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Walmart said Thursday that it plans to anchor Paramount Development Corp.'s proposed shopping center at 8107 Market St. in the Porters Neck area. Full story...
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Food trucks, city look to clarify rules

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video A public opinion meeting Wednesday will get the public's input on food truck regulations in the Port City. Owners hope to see some changes come from the meeting to help their business, but it might cause tension between them and restaurant owners. Full story...
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Expansion in Porters Neck could mean new business

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video Tonight a Myrtle Beach developer proposed a major retail center on Market Street in Porters Neck. Paramount Development is reaching out to Walmart or a similar type tenant to be an anchor. Full story...
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Belk kicks off 125th birthday celebration

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videoBelk is celebrating its 125th birthday with 125 days of service... and then some. During a breakfast party at Mayfaire this morning, the nation's largest independent department store honored the big day by announcing a year-long initiative to give back to the community. Full story...
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Myrtle Beach developer proposing Market Street retail center

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videoA Myrtle Beach developer is proposing to build a major retail center on Market Street in the rapidly growing Porters Neck community and is reaching out to Walmart or a similar type tenant to be an anchor. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach says no to Joe's Crab Shack

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videoJoe's Crab Shack possibly coming to Wrightsville Beach has been a hot topic for a couple of months in the town. Tonight, the Board of Aldermen met at Town Hall while Joe's Crab Shack pitched its plans to build near Johnnie Mercer's Pier. The result: Joe's Crab Shack will not open a location at the pier. Full story...
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