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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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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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