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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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BP pumps financial fuel into local stations

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Since the oil started leaking more than 70 days ago many drivers have decided to boycott their local BP gas stations. Now the oil giant is trying to help. Full story...
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Casting call for middle schoolers Monday & Tuesday

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Fincannon & Associates, Inc. is seeking middle school children between the ages of 10 and 14 to be background extras in an upcoming national television show. Full story...
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Businesses cash in on World Cup fever

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video The beautiful game is creating a beautiful business opportunity for area restaurants and bars. Businesses like the Harp on 3rd Street in Wilmington are opening up earlier than usual showing the World Cup games live. The move is bringing in a strong and steady stream of customers. Full story...
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Unemployment down in NC for 3rd straight month

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The signs for jobless North Carolina residents are improving as the May unemployment rate fell for the third straight month, this time to 10.3 percent. Full story...
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Bacon whoopie! Cupcake fans' long wait ends

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video It's long been said that bacon makes everything taste better. Coastal Cupcakes has taken that to whole a new level. Today, the Wilmington cupcakery served up its bacon cupcake. Full story...
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