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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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Michael's chowder hits Harris Teeter shelves

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If you're craving the award-winning seafood chowder from Michael's Seafood Restaurant, you won't have to drive all the way to Carolina Beach to satisfy that craving. Full story...
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New downtown workspace opening today

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BuenaSpace, marketed as a space for entrepreneurs, independent freelancers and telecommuters, will host it's grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 10th. Full story...
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NC Film Incentives: Asset or Liability?

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video Some food for thought as state legislators consider making North Carolina tax incentives even more enticing for film makers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gulf oil spill impacting local BP business

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video Although the Gulf oil spill has not reached the Carolina coast, the disaster is affecting our gas pumps. We called three BP franchise owners today to find out how the oil spill is affecting their business. Full story...
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Port City Java says "bienvenido" to new customers

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video You can go into any large chain store and see products both in English and Spanish as companies all over take advantage of a large Spanish-speaking population, including Port City Java. Full story...
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Christmas comes early at new store

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With Memorial Day two weeks away you probably don't expect to see Santa Claus walking around, but St. Nick made an appearance in Downtown Wilmington for the opening of a new Christmas-themed store. Full story...
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Port City Java moves headquarters

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video It is one of the Cape Fear's best known businesses; tied up in legal disputes over rent Port City Java has packed up and moved. Don't worry the company did not leave Wilmington, it just moved its headquarters across town. Full story...
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Coastal Entrepreneur Award nominations due Monday

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UNCW's Cameron School of Business and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal have joined together to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Bar owner circulating anti-smoking ban petition

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videoIt's only been 20 days since the smoking ban took effect. Still Deborah Tinae says she realized after only two days, her business was going south. Full story...
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Some businesses thriving, expanding during recession

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A cupcake shop and a hardware store are two Wilmington businesses that are actually expanding rather than closing. Full story...
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CD store closing downtown

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After nearly 15 years a downtown business owner is calling it quits. Full story...
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