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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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Black Friday frenzy at Independence Mall

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video It’s Black Friday and retailers are pulling out all the stops to get shoppers in the stores and a jump start on holiday shopping. Full story...
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Small NC retailers seeking shoppers on Saturday

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A Forsyth County goat dairy, a Winston-Salem book publisher and a Charlotte lawn sign company are among the North Carolina companies holding special events or offering unexpected discounts to draw shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Full story...
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Big Gals say narrow focus a key for small biz to compete

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videoSmall Business Saturday is a chance for local stores to go up against the big box stores that get packed on Black Friday. We swung by Big Gals Boutique on S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington to see how they are preparing for the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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Forget Black Friday, as Brown Thursday nears

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videoThe early bird gets the worm, but perhaps misses the whole turkey. Some stores are opening their doors before the table is even set this Thanksgiving. The earlier stores are opening, the more people are asking when is enough, enough. Full story...
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Studio developer wants money for Charlotte project

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A developer says he needs about $25 million from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to turn an old mall into a movie studio, hotel and retail space. Full story...
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Tabor City liquor vote fails by one vote

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videoMixed drinks will not be available any time soon at restaurants in Tabor City. A recount of the Nov. 5 on a referendum to allow the alcohol sale confirmed the measure failed by one vote. Full story...
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Former Marine says all are welcome in his downtown bar

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videoIt looks like a bar and it sounds like a bar, but the Pour House in Downtown Wilmington stands out from other places like it. Full story...
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Firebelly Lounge leaves downtown for Monkey Junction

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video If you go to downtown Wilmington to eat, you might be wondering where Firebelly Lounge went. After more than a decade downtown, the bar and restaurant closed its doors and followed a recent trend out of downtown and into Monkey Junction. Full story...
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NC ski resorts make snow as cold weather sets in

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A pre-winter blast of cold weather has led ski resorts in western North Carolina to crank up their snow-making machines and open their slopes. Full story...
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