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New Walmart shopping center could be headed to Burgaw

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video Residents living in the town of Burgaw met Thursday evening to talk about a new Walmart shopping center. Those who attended the public meeting were split. Some say the new shopping center will bring revenue and traffic to their small community, while others say it will hurt the town. Full story...
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NC inn stays open, declares victory over shutdown

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A private hotel and restaurant forced to close during the partial federal government shutdown because it leases a federal government building on federally owned land is reopening its doors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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McCrory pushes manufacturing jobs, says outlook good for SENC

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videoNorth Carolina's economy continues to try and bounce back from the great recession. Now Gov. Pat McCrory is pushing a sort of back-to-the-future approach by focusing on manufacturing jobs. McCrory says manufacturing is key to our economic recovery. The question, though, is where are those jobs for our community. Full story...
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Despite new law, some businesses post signs to keep guns out

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videoWalking the streets of downtown Wilmington, you may have noticed a few new signs in the windows of some of your favorite restaurants and bars. That's because starting Tuesday, concealed carry permit holders are now allowed to bring their weapons into places that serve alcohol unless business post a sign forbidding it. Full story...
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The Greeks to open second location near Monkey Junction

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videoA downtown Wilmington restaurant will expand near Monkey Junction. The owners of The Greeks say they will add a second location by the Harris Teeter on Carolina Beach Road in Beau Rivage Marketplace. Full story...
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WDI introduces new man in charge

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video After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, Wilmington Downtown inc. Has its new leader. Out of 38 resumes, one stood out. Ed Wolverton has more than 28 years of downtown and economic development experience. It's experience he hopes will revitalize downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Slice of Life to move across Market to old Rhino Club location

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videoJust two years after a gang leader was stabbed to death leaving the Rhino Club at 125 Market Street, a new tenant is moving in with hopes of restoring the building and its history. Full story...
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Shirt jacket is hot for men's fall fashion

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video Layering, cuffing and backpacks are trends for men this fall. Michael Vincent of Bloke Apparel in Wilmington has five important things that are a must for men's fall fashion. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue tours kitchen featured on www.houzz.com

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Wilmington Interior Designer Melanie Bowe of En Vie Interiors is selected as Kitchen of the Week on www.houzz.com. Her remodeled kitchen features old world charm combined with modern convenience and careful consideration for the discriminating home cook. video Full story...
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Tar Heel reacts as Smithfield shareholders approve sale to Chinese

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videoShareholders have approved the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company. The buyout comes amid food safety problems in China, and its impacts could be felt in our area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Customers surprised to find tax records sold after preparer's death

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video Before she died in July, Margaret Darden had spent most of her life preparing other people's taxes. But after her death her family sold her business, and with it her clients' personal information. Now those customers are searching for answers. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue

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Jesse Jones shows Randy Aldridge how to assemble old tin cans into beautiful works of art for your yard. Forever Flowers is making going green easy with these simple and fun flowers so you can keep summer going all winter long. Full story...
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NC Commerce Secretary says small biz, exports keys to economic growth

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video North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker was the guest speaker at a luncheon for business leaders in Wilmington. Decker says much of the growth in this economy is going to come from small and mid-sized businesses. Full story...
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Grant to help BCC Small Business Incubator

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video Federal money will help a program in Brunswick County aimed at getting small businesses off the ground. The Brunswick Community College Small Business Incubator got $200,000 in federal grants today. Full story...
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CSX designation could help Brunswick Co. lure long-wanted jobs

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video Railroad giant CSX announced Brunswick County's Mid Atlantic Industrial Park on US 74/76 is now designated a CSX Select Site. Local leaders hope the move will eventually help bring a major manufacturer and jobs to the area. Full story...
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