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Pender Memorial Hospital to raise rates

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Pender Memorial Hospital could be raising its rates by four percent in the coming year. The hospital's chief financial officer says the increase would raise more than $100,000 to help offset inflation. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend a success for local businesses

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Many local business owners said this is one of the busiest Labor Day weekends in years. Full story...
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End of summer means less help for some local businesses

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This weekend marks the end of the summer beach season, and by most indications it has been a good one for local businesses.

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Krispy Kreme franchisee files for bankruptcy

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More bad news for struggling doughnut maker Krispy Kreme. A company that once was the largest franchisee of Krispy Kreme has filed for Chapter 11 protection. Full story...
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Two companies competing to build convention center hotel

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Two companies are vying for the right to build a full-service hotel at Wilmington's new convention center. Full story...
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Adult novelty business takes down signs

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A local business that's been causing controversy is still up and running, but with an important change. Last week some parents complained about guilty pleasures opening so close to the daycare their children attend on 23rd Street. Full story...
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Adult novelty store violates zoning ordinances

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videoA local adult novelty store may be forced to shut down just days after opening. Friday zoning inspectors found Guilty Pleasures off 23rd Street in Wilmington in violation of City ordinances. A City spokesperson says Guilty Pleasures originally submitted a zoning plan to be a warehouse-only establishment. Full story...
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Parents want adult warehouse shut down

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videoA Wilmington adult warehouse is open for business. Just four days after it's opened its doors, some folks want it shut down. Full story...
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Stocks rise after discount rate cut

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Stock prices are still gaining on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are gaining, after six straight days of losses. Full story...
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Another downward session on Wall Street

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It's another downward session on Wall Street. Stocks are continuing their plunge for a sixth straight session, with the Dow industrials registering the third consecutive triple-digit loss. Full story...
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Working mom takes care of kids, business at home

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videoMore and more people are working from home. One local mom is doing it all. Elizabeth Dibiasi is a mom, a wife, and works for a financial advisory firm – and she can get her work done from her couch. Full story...
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Leland man upset with pool company

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videoA Leland man is upset with a local pool company. Don Ruttan paid Tarheel Pools and Spas thousands of dollars to install his pool last year. Now, he's having problems, and says he can't get the company to do anything about it. Full story...
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Mattel promises safety after second recall

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After a second massive recall of its toys the Mattel company is promising to improve safety standards. Mattel says the suspect toys are a small percentage of their output -- and that most of them are no longer on store shelves. They could still be in the hands of your children. Full story...
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Mattel recalls nine million toys

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videoAnother major recall is underway -- and this one could affect you. The Mattel company announced Tuesday it's recalling nine million toys made in China. The toys contain lead paint or have parts and accessories that pose a choking hazard. Full story...
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Former Adelphia execs John and Tim Rigas report to North Carolina prison

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Former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas reported to the federal prison in Butner today. Full story...
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