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ILM earns top marks from FAA

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Wilmington International Airport has received top marks from the Federal Aviation Administration once again. ILM earned a perfect score from the FAA Certification Safety Inspector for the fifth year in a row. Full story...
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Cancelled SC event could come to Wilmington Convention Center

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Myrtle Beach's loss could be a win for Wilmington's soon-to-open convention center. While crews continue to put the finishing touches on the new facility, it may pick up some business from south of the border. Full story...
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Hampstead golf course up for auction

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An area golf course maybe in the rough. According to public records the Olde Point Golf Club in Hampstead is set for foreclosure sale September 15. Full story...
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Security Savings Bank signs consent order with FDIC

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Federal banking regulators want Southport-based Security Savings Bank to raise capital and clean up its lending practices - reports the Triangle Business Journal. Full story...
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Beach businesses hoping for big weekend despite storm threat

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videoBy all indications, it's been a good tourist season along the Cape Fear Coast. Beach businesses hope this last big weekend of summer will not be a wash out thanks to Earl and Fiona Full story...
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Android "Gathering" comes to Port City

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Have an Android smartphone and aren't sure how to get the most out of it? The Verizon Wireless Android Gathering was in town on Saturday to lend a hand. Full story...
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Beach businesses hope storms won't dampen Labor Day weekend

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The tropics are churning. Hurricane Danielle is well out at sea, but expected to cause severe rip currents along our coast this weekend. And right behind her, there's Tropical Storm Earl. Full story...
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Gateway property avoids foreclosure auction

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It was scheduled for a foreclosure sale today, but the Downtown Gateway property won't be changing hands yet. The land south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington was supposed to be developed into a high-rise complex, but it never materialized. Full story...
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Residents help pave way for Elizabethtown revitalization

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videoCivic leaders in Elizabethtown took a novel approach to funding a downtown revitalization. Soon downtown Elizabethtown will look like a whole other place. Everything is being replaced, from the benches to the trash receptacles, and the majority of the items are being purchased by the public. Full story...
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Dow closes below 10,000

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Stocks are ending lower as an early rise from better jobless figures faded. The Dow Jones industrial average closed just below 10,000. Full story...
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Local citizens group demands agencies' transparency

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A recent report issued by Moody's Economy.com lists the Wilmington, NC metro area as being number two on a list of only 22 national cities; and the only city in North Carolina, slated to head into a double dip recession... Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes sidewalk cafe ordinance

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After walking around the issue for months, the Wilmington City Council finally took action tonight on sidewalk cafes. Full story...
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2009 Visitor Impact for New Hanover County

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Tourism spending in 2009 decreased in New Hanover County and statewide; New Hanover County maintains its rank as #8 in tourism expenditures. Full story...
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Young entrepreneurs profit off produce

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video Some recent college grads are literally reaping the fruits of their labor. Chris Hutchens, Sven Wallin and Andrew Cameron put their college degrees on the back-burners and are now rookie entrepreneurs. Full story...
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PPD reports second quarter 2010 financial results

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PPD recorded net revenue of $369.9 million for the second quarter of 2010, compared to $354.6 million for the second quarter of 2009. Full story...
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