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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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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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