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Credit education company to open call center, create jobs

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American Credit Financial says it will open a new call center in Wilmington and hire 70 people within the next year. The credit education company tries to teach customers how to fix their bad credit. Full story...
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Future looks bright for GE Hitachi

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They're already leading the world in nuclear technology. And they have even bigger plans for the future. Full story...
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Political messages help burger joint's business

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He's a local businessman who's not afraid to speak his political mind. At his restaurant on Carolina Beach Road Richard French has several political signs lining his business with the names of conservative candidates he supports. Full story...
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Local beach favorite closes for the season

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A local Carolina Beach favorite has closed up shop, if you're in the mood for Britt’s donuts, you're out of luck until the spring. Full story...
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Beach businesses make transition to fall

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video It's official. Summer ended late last night. Businesses that rely so much on tourism based on sun and surf now have to figure out how to survive in the fall. Full story...
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New convention center's second event will be Anime & Japanese Culture Festival

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Aniwave is Wilmington’s only Anime film and Japanese Culture Festival, an event started in 2007. It is a one day festival this year, and will be held on November 20th, 2010. The venue will be the Wilmington Convention Center, and will in fact be the second event to take place at the new center. Full story...
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NC native makes socially responsible school spirit

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videoA North Carolina native is starting a national trend. She's sewing together social responsibility and fashionable school spirit to make a difference one t-shirt at a time. The socially responsible clothing line came to UNC Wilmington Wednesday to get the Seahawks' opinion on future designs. Full story...
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Women in media discuss evolving industry

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There once was a time when women played little to no part in the media. The rules have changed drastically since those days, and now women play key roles in radio and TV. Full story...
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Experts discuss business of sports in Wilmington

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video Sports are big business. Bringing that business to Wilmington was the topic of discussion this morning at the Wilmington Journal's Power Breakfast Series. Experts on the panel think the Port City could be a hit in the world of sports. Full story...
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Economic panel says recession ended in June 2009

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The longest recession the country has endured since the Great Depression ended in June 2009, a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions declared Monday. Full story...
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Eshelman joins NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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PPD Executive Chairman Fred Eshelman was inducted into the North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Eshelman attributes much of his success to our area. Full story...
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Business convention thinking "green"

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It was a packed house for the first Emerging Green Business Conference today at Wrightsville Beach. WWAY is a proud sponsor of the conference. Full story...
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New Convention Center Hotel in jeopardy

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The City of Wilmington has received word that the latest potential developer for a convention center hotel is being stymied from making a deal by the nation’s economic downturn. Full story...
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Small Business Jobs Act gets key vote in Senate

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After being stalled in the Senate for weeks, Senators voted Tuesday to move the $42 billion Small Business Jobs Act forward, bringing the bill one step closer to passage. Full story...
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Smithfield Foods announces plan to sell turkey interests

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today its joint venture partner in Butterball, LLC has accepted Smithfield's offer to sell Smithfield's 49% interest in Butterball and its related turkey production assets. Full story...
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