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Target reveals gift card snafu

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Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation's second largest discount retailer says than an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Local attorney looking for DAK employees jipped on retirement

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videoWilmington attorney Mitch Baker is trying to track down all of the former DAK Americas employees who had errors in their retirement plans. Full story...
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eShowings back in business, some employees still not paid for final week's work

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videoA Wilmington call center is back in business after employees say they were lied to and then laid off without their final paychecks. The new CEO of Delaware-based eShowings calls it a "perfect storm" of things that go could wrong. Full story...
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No surge in Charlotte conventions follow 2012 DNC

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The Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte hasn't led to a rush of new business for the city's convention center, but local hotels are having a good year anyway. Full story...
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UNCW alum creates new eBooks service

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videoThis Christmas many of you will get a new tablet to use for reading eBooks. If so, a UNCW alum says he has the perfect way to load it up with reading material. Bryan Batten would take up to 200 fights for work each year. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel moves forward after long-awaited approval

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videoA convention center hotel is one step closer to becoming reality in Wilmington. The developer planning on building an Embassy Suites got approval for its financial plan after waiting more than a year. Full story...
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Incentives move cold storage project at port forward

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video USA InvestCo plans to create 100 jobs and invest more than $15 million in a new cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington according to Governor McCrory's office. The company is developing the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage facility (PWCS), a 75,000-square-foot cold storage facility that will store locally produced pork, poultry, fruits and vegetables. PWCS could eventually be expanded to 300,000 square feet depending on demand. Full story...
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Bid on items from the Cape Fear Museum

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videoThe Cape Fear Museum is having an auction! The museum is auctioning numerous items that don't fit their mission of collecting items related to the history or science of the lower Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Slice of Life heads to Independence Mall

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video"Slice of Life" just announced it is opening up a new location in the food court. The pizza parlor plans to be open by March. Full story...
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CATCHING UP WITH KELLY: Freakers

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videoFreakers cool down your bottle or can full of your favorite drink. The best part is they're made in Wilmington and they're a great stocking stuffer. Kelly Oliver tells us more about them in this week's Catching Up with Kelly. Full story...
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Mayfaire getting new Marshalls & Dick's Sporting Goods

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videoTwo big retailers are on the way to Mayfaire. Developers say Marshalls and Dick's Sporting Goods will be the two newest stores added to the 400-acre retail complex. Full story...
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Wilmington business developing app for wine and beer lovers

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videoDo you love wine, but have a hard time choosing a bottle? One Wilmington entrepreneur has a solution to finding the perfect next glass, and he's uncorking his scientific knowledge of wine and beer here in the Port City. Full story...
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Study reveals potential $10 million loss without film incentive

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videoNew Hanover County could see an estimated loss of more than $10 million in tax revenue if the state's film incentive expires at the end of 2014, according to initial findings of a study released Monday. Full story...
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NC GOP critics to picket stores Pope company owns

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There's been a rare back-and-forth between the leader of forces opposed to laws approved by North Carolina Republicans and an activist whose family money has helped promote conservative policies. Full story...
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NC labor activists protest low wages at Walmart

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North Carolina labor activists say they're protesting the social cost of Wal-Mart's low prices. Protests aimed at getting the retailing giant to pay more are planned Friday at Wal-Mart stores in Raleigh and nearby Clayton as holiday shoppers crowd in looking for bargains. Full story...
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