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Postal Service announces unilateral plan to end Saturday mail delivery

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video The US Postal Service isn't waiting any longer for permission from Congress to quit delivering mail on Saturdays. It says it's going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery in August. Full story...
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Food Lion parent company laying off 350 employees

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The parent company of Salisbury-based Food Lion grocery stores plans to lay off 350 corporate workers. Full story...
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Interim chief named for NC Ports

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videoJeff Miles has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority effective immediately. Miles, who joined the Ports in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in 2012, replaces Tom Bradshaw, who stepped down earlier this week after a year on the job. Full story...
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Wilmington lagging in job creation

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video A recent North Carolina Department of Commerce study shows that Wilmington has the third worst job creation rate in the state of North Carolina, but one area business is helping to buck that trend. Full story...
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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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Future of Brittt Motorsports still up in the air

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video Britt Motorsports filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in October 2011 with plans to stay open, but a sign on its door says the shop is closed with hopes to reopen Feb. 1, and owner Scott Britt was recently arrested in Cumberland County for writing a bad check. Full story...
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Malaysian ambassador meets with business leaders in Wilmington

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video The Malaysian ambassador to the United States visited Wilmington today to speak with business leaders about the growing investments in his country. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 2012 best year for homes sales at St. James

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video A Brunswick County golf community is experiencing a boom in home sales. In fact, the leaders at St. James Plantation say 2012 was their best year yet. Full story...
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Allegiant decision leaves desired route up in the air

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videoIf you were planning to fly directly from the Port City to the Magic Kingdom, not so fast. Allegiant Air announced last night it is ending service next week between Wilmington and Orlando, FL. This is the second non-stop flight cut from ILM in the last year. But why? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Quitting habit, saving money may be fueling e-cigarette boom

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videoTwo weeks into the New Year, and some people are still trying to kick a few bad habits. Smokers in Wilmington are no exception, which might explain the boom in electronic cigarette stores in the area. Full story...
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