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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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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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