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Labor Day

Beach Business Booms at Oak Island

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video Tourism dollars can make or break a business at the beach. One Oak Island man took a risk and opened a restaurant in the heart of the recession. Thanks to a busy summer, that risk paid off. He's not the only one seeing dollar signs. Full story...
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NC reports nearly 3K DWI citations over Labor Day

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State and local police cited nearly 3,000 motorists across North Carolina for driving while impaired during a Labor Day-themed campaign. Full story...
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Labor Day laborers optimistic about working the holiday

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video Many of you are fortunate enough to not be working on this day all about celebrating work and the economic and social impacts of workers. However, there are still those who are stuck in the daily grind as usual. Full story...
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Dare County allowing residents to return to Hatteras Island in stages

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Dare County officials say residents of Hatteras Island will be able to return to their homes in stages during Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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AAA: NC, SC holiday travel to rise despite Irene

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More people in North Carolina and South Carolina are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend compared to last year despite the impacts of Hurricane Irene on the coast. Full story...
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Beaches look for Labor Day bounce back

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Hurricane Irene took a toll on beach businesses this past weekend, but many are hoping Labor Day weekend will make up for the loss. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Labor Day campaign revs up

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Labor Day holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted through Monday, Sept. 5, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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North Carolinians hitting the road for Labor Day

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videoAAA is expecting an eight-percent increase in travel this Labor Day with more than 930,000 North Carolinians hitting the road. AAA attributes part of the increase to lower gas prices. Full story...
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Beach businesses hope storms won't dampen Labor Day weekend

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The tropics are churning. Hurricane Danielle is well out at sea, but expected to cause severe rip currents along our coast this weekend. And right behind her, there's Tropical Storm Earl. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It campaign cites many NC drivers

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,514 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which ran Aug. 21-Sept 7. Full story...
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Law enforcement in New Hanover and Brunswick kept busy over Labor Day holiday

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The Labor Day holiday kept area law enforcement busy. Over the course of a week-long operation, the Highway Patrol Division that covers New Hanover and Brunswick Counties made 95 DWI arrests. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach prepares for busy Labor Day weekend

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videoWhen you live in a beach town, the last weekend of summer is a big deal. WWAY's Hailey Winslow hit Wrightsville Beach to see how the town is preparing for the Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Deputies checking on safe boating practices this Labor Day weekend

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If you plan on hitting the open water, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and fire services will be working together to make sure people are practicing safe boating this holiday weekend. Full story...
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Whats Happening: September 4-7

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videoIt is going to be a huge Labor Day weekend on Bald Head Island. And speaking of “labor day”, it is also a weekend to celebrate moms. Full story...
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Labor Day Camping

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videoMany people are spending this Labor Day weekend outdoors camping. Wilmington camping managers say it’s a family tradition that does not seem to lose popularity, despite the state of the economy. Full story...
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