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Government spends $18 million dollars redesigning web site

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videoRecovery.gov is a website the Obama administration started so Americans can see where the federal stimulus money is being spent. The White House plans to spend 18 million dollars redesigning the money-tracking site. Many web designers say that is an outrageous number. Full story...
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Winner announced in ugly website contest

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The winners have been announced for the Ugliest Website Contest - Communities in Schools of Cape Fear. The local non-profit organization focuses on keeping kids in school and reducing the drop out rate. Full story...
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Cell phone offered for no fare, is that fair?

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videoA free cell phone, free minutes, and free voicemail… sound too good to be true? A government program is making it possible for those who qualify, but not everybody's happy about it. Full story...
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Use I.C.E. for emergency contacts

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videoLoved ones aren't always with us in emergency situations like a car accident or sudden illness, but our cell phones usually are. Because of this, a campaign is spreading internationally to get the word out about I.C.E. Full story...
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Be careful which tweets you click on

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If you tweet, be warned. Published reports say cyber criminals are targeting the popular web-messaging service Twitter to direct users to websites that sell porn, fake drugs and fake anti-virus subscriptions. Full story...
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Video software that helps keep an eye out for you

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videoCapturing things on video helps us deliver the news to you each day. A local company uses video cameras for a much different purpose. A software company on Market Street, called Rogo, is helping folks keep an eye on their kids, pets, home, and staff - on their cell phone. Full story...
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Find today's specials at The Special Spot

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videoTwo brothers have created a website, TheSpecialSpot.com, where you can find out the specials at nearly every restaurant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Internet sales tax to take effect in North Carolina

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North Carolina state legislature enacted a new tax last week that affects people who buy and sell on Amazon.com. Full story...
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Art classes offered online

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videoMost of us probably took art classes in our school days, but have since retired our paintbrushes and pallet. Now you rekindle those artistic urgings by taking art lessons online, and best of all, they are free. Full story...
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Elderly getting wise on internet scams

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videoNew research shows fraud against the elderly is on the rise. A group of area women are doing what they can to keep themselves, and their friends, from becoming victims. Full story...
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Does your website bite?

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When you are surfing the web, do you ever come across websites that are just plain ugly? Wilmington Design Company has been sponsoring a contest for the past couple months, looking for the ugliest site on the web. Full story...
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Social media helps inform world of Iranian crisis

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videoWith the Iranian government clamping down on journalists and coverage, much of what we know about the situation has reached us via social media, something completely unheard of just a few years ago. Full story...
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Printing instead of clipping coupons

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videoCoupons can be especially helpful on a tight budget, and now they're accessible at the click of a mouse. Full story...
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Dinner to your door

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videoLove the convenience of delivery, but sometimes pizza and Chinese food get a little old? A local company has a solution; they deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. Full story...
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What to get dear old dad

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videoMany dads love gadgets and gizmos. Some gifts can be found online and some in the store, but regardless where you make your purchase, many gifts for dad are on sale. Full story...
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