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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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Southport sign rules up for debate tonight

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The debate about what can go on sidewalks in front of business continues tonight in Southport. The city's planning board has a public meeting tonight about the rules. Full story...
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Chinese delegation visits NC for investment pitch

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China's president is making a state visit to the United States and Chinese business and government leaders are making a side visit to North Carolina as both countries aim to increase trade. Full story...
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End of the year car sales

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video If you're in the market for a new car, New Years Eve is the last day to get a great end of the year deal before 2011. According to the website TrueCar.com, some of the best days to buy a new car fall in the final two weeks of the year, and the least expensive deals are on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Full story...
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First anniversary for NC smoking ban

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video With the one year anniversary of the smoking ban in bars and restaurants coming up January 2nd, some smokers are still mad, and say they've been left out in the cold. Full story...
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Local shop owner watches as his business goes up in flames

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A business in Brunswick County went up in flames Monday afternoon. J-2 Cabinetry is a family-owned cabinet shop off of Pisgah Road in Supply and it caught fire around 3 p.m. Full story...
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After 56 years, Whitey's kitchen is closed for good

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Whitey's Restaurant has been a Wilmington trademark since it first opened in 1954. And after over five decades of business, the restaurant has decided to close it's doors permanently. Crowds of customers made their way to Whitey's on Sunday morning to get one last meal before the restaurant closed for good. Full story...
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Business back as E'town revitalization takes Christmas break

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video Christmas time is always important for businesses. That's why shop owners in Bladen County are glad their town put a hold on its revitalization project until the holidays are over. Full story...
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Logistics Park in hunt for jobs

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video An industrial park in Brunswick and Columbus Counties is looking to lure jobs. The question is what will the counties offer a company with hundreds of jobs to come to the International Logistics Park? Full story...
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New story for Old Books

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A new chapter was written today for the bookstore Old Books on Front Street. After months of having no where to go because their old building was condemned, Old Books on Front Street has finally found a new home at 249 North Front Street. Full story...
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Local business shares secret to success

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video With national chains offering huge discounts and mass quantities, no all small businesses can celebrate being around for 30 years. No one knows that better than Candles Etc. owner Michael Lambrix. Full story...
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Coty buys nail polish maker

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Cosmetic maker Coty may be shutting down its plant in Rocky Point next summer, but that doesn't mean the company is scaling back all its operations. Full story...
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Retailers hope Cyber Monday keeps shoppers buying

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Retailers are hoping to cash in on Cyber Monday, one of the biggest days for Internet commerce, after strong weekend online sales. Full story...
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JUST IN: Coty Inc. to close Rocky Point plant in 2011

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Coty, Inc. has announced that it will end production at its manufacturing plant in Rocky Point, N.C. by the summer of 2011. The decision to close Rocky Point manufacturing was originally announced in May, 2009. Full story...
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Carolina Beach town officials discuss traffic problems

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video The summer rush at Carolina Beach is well over, but traffic is still an issue for most residents. Full story...
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