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Castle Branch ahead of schedule on new building, incentives goals

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videoCastle Branch says it is ahead of schedule on its headquarters expansion in Wilmington and reaching goals needed for incentives approved last year by the state, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Slice of Life flips across Market St. for new downtown home

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videoLocation and seating arrangements may have changed, but the food is still the same. The building once home to the Rhino Club in downtown Wilmington now houses Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub. Full story...
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Alleged skateboard scam costs company thousands

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videoA Natural MFG customer emailed the WWAY newsroom, saying he'd been scammed out of thousands of dollars. Our investigation found he may not be the only one. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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NC local business taxes capped in proposal

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The General Assembly is likely to debate legislation this session that would streamline local business taxes, even as some lawmakers and municipal lobbyists caution towns and cities could have to raise property taxes if it passed. A tax study committee tentatively agreed Wednesday to recommend to the full legislature a repeal of business privilege license taxes levied by 300 municipalities in July 2015. It would be replaced with a tax capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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New report says film study wrong, NC loses money on incentives

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videoA report by legislative staff says a recently-released study of the the film industry in North Carolina is wrong about the state benefiting from tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Full story...
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Ex-Chowan commissioner Goodwin is NC ferry chief

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The head of Gov. Pat McCrory's eastern North Carolina office is the next state ferry system director. The Department of Transportation announced Monday that Ed Goodwin has replaced longtime system employee Harold Thomas, who was director since late 2011. Full story...
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E-Cigarette poisoning on the rise

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videoThe nicotine in cigarettes is the drug that keeps smokers coming back for more experts warn the concentrated liquid nicotine that comes in e-cigarettes is toxic and could be deadly. Full story...
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Economist: Regional economic outlook positive

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videoThe spring outlook looks good. We're not talking weather. We're talking money. Area professionals and bankers mixed business with breakfast this morning during PNC's Regional Economic Outlook. Full story...
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