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Local union attempt fails

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The attempt of some local workers to unionize has failed. Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant rejected the plan to organize Thursday. Full story...
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Rising 8th-grader first in line for iPhone at Charlotte mall

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Mark Petrone has it down. First in line outside the Apple Store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte. Enough cash to buy two iPhones. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant workers want union

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Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant want to unionize, and Progress Energy is fighting back. Full story...
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Philip Morris gets $750,000 from state

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A Charlotte newspaper reports the state gave Philip Morris USA $750,000 just weeks before the cigarette maker announced it's closing its factory in Concord. Full story...
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Port could get biodiesel plant

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North Carolina is making headway toward more biofuel production. The Port of Wilmington could soon be home to a new biodiesel plant. The new plant would put out 30 million gallons of biodiesel every year. Full story...
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Rising milk prices affecting businesses

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Milk prices are going up and it's costing more than ever for dairy products. Prices are not only affecting consumers, they're also affecting businesses that have to feed hundreds of people to make a profit. Full story...
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Real Estate: It's a buyer's market

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A new government report says home sales are dropping across the country. If you're in the market to buy a home this summer, you may just be in luck as the housing market has become a buyers' market. Full story...
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Most local gas stations not equipped with generators

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videoIf a hurricane hits, one thing people are going to want in the wake of a storm is gasoline. Are local gas stations are prepared to help if a natural disaster strikes here? Full story...
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Deadline close for Ernesto business loans

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The deadline to apply for business loans to recover from Tropical Storm Ernesto is in just a few hours. Gov. Mike Easley is reminding victims of the storm last August of the 9 p.m. cutoff for business loan applications. Full story...
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Auto-shop reopens after fire

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videoThree months ago, a fire destroyed a local auto body shop. Today Autoworks is bigger and better than ever. And it's owners are now being extra careful. Autoworks is up and running. In March a fire burned its market street location to the ground. Full story...
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Local film business is booming

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videoOne of the TV series considering calling Wilmington home is Lifetime's 'Army Wives.' The series may leave South Carolina, because filming perks are better here. Full story...
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Progress Energy: Residents near nuclear plant not in danger

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Progress Energy says people living near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant are not in danger after discovering a potentially toxic chemical near the plant. Full story...
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Retail prices up for May

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The government today reported that retail prices were up more than expected last month. But that might not be as bad as it sounds. Full story...
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City taking new bids for convention center builder

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It's been almost one month since Wilmington City Council members terminated a deal to build a river-front Marriott downtown. Over the last month they've been taking bids for a new builder. Full story...
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North Carolina publisher hits Number One

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North Carolina publisher Algonquin Books has hit the top of the New York Times best-seller list for the first time with a novel about a Depression-era elephant keeper. Full story...
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