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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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Running of the Brides takes place in downtown Wilmington

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Soon to be brides lined up early Saturday morning for the chance to get a designer gown at a discounted price. The event took place at A Boxed Event in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATED: AT&T outage over

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If you use an AT&T phone, you are now finally able to make calls again as service is restored to eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Ports Authority puts international terminal on hold

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videoThe State Ports Authority is putting a proposed international terminal in Southport on hold. In a statement, the Ports Authority said it, "has heard and respects the concerns voiced by local communities and our elected officials." Full story...
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Developer says downtown eyesore to give way to hotel

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videoA partially torn down building on the corner of Brunswick and Front Streets seems out place when you consider all the renovations and new additions downtown. So can you believe this land next to the new convention center will be home to a brand new building in the coming years? Full story...
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Downtown eateries getting national attention

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videoHollywood East is not only a town for movies, but foodies. Food Network has expressed interest in several local restaurants. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: PPD building damaged after water leak

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A major water pipe into the PPD Headquarters building burst Sunday night, flooding the first floor and damaging the second. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Franchise restaurant downtown brings mixed feelings

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videoA new business is coming to downtown Wilmington. This one is a national franchise. Jimmy John's sandwich shop is set to open at 120 Market Street. Their corporate office confirmed today the store is slated to open this month. Full story...
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NC unemployment falls for fourth straight month

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent in June, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate was 10.4 percent in May. Full story...
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Southport businesses upset about sidewalk crackdown

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video There's growing concern among Southport business owners. A city ordinance could make sidewalk seating and sidewalk dining a thing of the past, and some business owners aren't happy about that. Full story...
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Will Whitey's give way to Walgreens?

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video It's been around 56 years. It's a landmark in Wilmington. It brings the locals, the old timers, the people who have been coming in to get breakfast since the 1950s. Now Whitey's restaurant may get torn down, and in it's place: a Walgreens drugstore. Full story...
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Brunswick County cracking down on roadside vendors

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You could soon see fewer people selling things on the side of the road in one area county. Brunswick County is cracking down on roadside stands. Full story...
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Sweepstakes workers say possible ban, regulations bad idea

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video Sweepstakes cafés are not exactly hitting the jackpot lately. Wilmington City Council is considering tougher regulations on them, and the state may decide to ban them all together. Full story...
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PPD rings bell on 25th anniversary

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Today marked a big milestone for PPD. This morning the Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research company celebrated 25 years by ringing the Nasdaq stock market opening bell. Full story...
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Congressman McIntyre against new port in Southport

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In the past I expressed very serious concerns about how this project might affect the quality of life in Brunswick County. I have also stated that there were very serious questions that needed to be answered before the project could move forward. Full story...
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