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WDI plan not a hit with downtown business owners

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video Wilmington Downtown Incorporated held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss its plan to improve downtown by adding ambassadors and cleaning up the area. Business owners, patrons, and residents made their way to the meeting and had plenty on their minds. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton speaks on economic development in southeastern NC

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video Lt. Governor Walter Dalton was in town today to talk about job creation and economic development in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Flip's sign can stay (for now) after city realizes mistake

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videoThe owner of Flip's Bar-B-Que House on Oleander Drive received a notice from the city to take down his sign by tomorrow, but after we started making calls, the city says it made a mistake, and the sign can stay up a little longer. Full story...
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Business leaders tell Hagan access to money tight

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video Sen. Kay Hagan was in the Port City today to talk business. Hagan heard from area business and community leaders during a business roundtable, where the topic of access to capital was the main concern. Full story...
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Perdue talks to business owners during Wilmington visit

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video Gov. Bev Perdue spent part of her day in Wilmington today. The governor took part in a roundtable discussion on business at UNCW. Business owners were also there, wanting to know why it's so difficult to grow their company. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Downtown Inc.'s "MAJOR" announcement... clinical trial company moving from S. College to Downtown

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Wilmington Downtown, Inc called together the media this afternoon to make a "major" announcement regarding the "future of Downtown Wilmington." The news is that inclinix, a local company that specializes in clinical trials, is moving from their offices on South College Road to downtown. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington restaurant Salt Works II getting national attention

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videoA Wilmington restaurant is getting some national attention. In October, Salt Works II was picked by the Food Network for its show "Restaurant: Impossible." Full story...
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Film pros optimistic about pilot season

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Is there another production in the pipeline with the potential to captivate TV audiences for seasons to come? Johnny Griffin hopes so. The director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission spent a recent week in Los Angeles gauging the interest of producers as TV pilot season gets under way - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Port City Java is under new ownership and hopes for a fresh start

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video It'll be the same cup of joe but with a new owner. Port City Java announced Tuesday the local coffee company is changing hands. Full story...
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PPD's CEO is retiring

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PPD, Inc. announced that David L. Grange plans to retire as chief executive officer of PPD and a member of its board of directors. Grange joined PPD's board in 2003 and served with distinction as an independent director until mid-2009 when he became chief executive officer. Grange's retirement will be effective May 18, 2011, the date of the company's annual shareholder meeting. Full story...
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Port City Java sold

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Steve Schnitzler, head of PCJ Ventures LLC, says the coffee house chain was bought Feb. 1 by Black Gold Holdings LLC, which is owned by Wilmington businessman W. Cecil Worsley, III, who also owns an oil and convenience store business in the area. Full story...
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Elizabethtown revitalization project moving forward

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Elizabethtown's town manager says despite some bumps in the road, the town's revitalization program is showing signs of progress. Full story...
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Small businesses make a big showcase

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Big businesses may not have the customer care that local shops do, but their financial advantage usually means better advertising... And some small businesses have trouble getting noticed. Full story...
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Free food for a year

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Burgers are an All-American favorite. But would you wait overnight just for a chance to get some for free? Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: ABC Commission shuts down Rhino Club (summary suspension documents attached)

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videoThe state ABC commission has suspended the Rhino Club's liquor permits after a murder outside the club Monday morning and various other problems in and around the club. Full story...
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