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Judge: Coal ash lawsuit in NC can move forward

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videoA federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste was polluting Sutton Lake and violating the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Reeds Jewelers now accepting bitcoin

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Wilmington-based Reeds Jewelers said Tuesday that it is accepting bitcoin for payment in all 64 of its retail locations and online. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is exchanged online without using banks or other financial institutions. Full story...
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Shuckin' Shack inks first franchise deal

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The oyster bar that began in Carolina Beach is headed for the Queen City. Shuckin' Shack's first franchised location will be in Charlotte. Full story...
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NC, Va. sign deal with Duke for Dan River cleanup

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Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia have signed an agreement with Duke Energy for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. Full story...
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Film supporters take fight to Raleigh

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videoPeople in the Port City who rely on the film industry to survive took their fight to extend film incentives to Raleigh today. Film incentive advocates tried to educate state lawmakers on what the incentives mean and how they positively impact the state, but some people were not as enthusiastic about the future of film incentives in North Carolina. Full story...
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The Fork 'n' Cork: From food truck to restaurant

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videoWhat used to be one of Wilmington's favorite food trucks has become the newest addition to downtown's restaurant scene. Owner James Smith says starting out as a food truck was the perfect stepping stone to opening a full restaurant. Full story...
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Wilmington wants input on brewery rules

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videoMicrobreweries are foaming up in the Port City. Now Wilmington is asking for your input. City code does not identify breweries as a type of business. Tomorrow night Wilmington will hold a meeting letting folks weigh in on possible changes to that code. Full story...
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North Carolina's seafood harvest dropping

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videoNorth Carolina's seafood harvest is dropping. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries said the state's fish and shellfish harvest dropped last year to the lowest level in a decade. Full story...
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Commerce secretary says film plan gives counties option, some local leaders not so sure

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videoGov. Pat McCrory proposed a new plan for film incentives in his budget plan. Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says the plan introduced in a budget bill Thursday definitely raises concerns. Meanwhile New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield says the plan creates a local burden. Full story...
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Castle Branch shows off new headquarters

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videoNC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker was in Wilmington today to check out Castle Branch and how the company is making good on its promise to create hundreds of jobs with the help of state and local incentives. Full story...
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