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Energy Star tax holiday this weekend

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You can save money and energy when you shop for certain items through Sunday. The Energy Star-rated appliance sales tax holiday is now in effect. Full story...
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Shop offers voters discount

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A Wilmington boutique is giving voters a bit more incentive to head to the polls this election. Island Passage is offering customers 20 percent off their entire purchase if customers show their "I Voted" sticker. Full story...
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Labor Day deals and steals

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Analysts say Labor Day deals are actually better than Black Friday sales. See a list of discounts to look for today. Full story...
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Back to School Savings

With the tax-free holiday behind us there are still plenty of ways to save on school supplies. You may be surprised to learn one of the least expensive ways to stock up is by shopping online. Ashley Jacobs gets some tips from a local coupon pro.

RSVP to Melissa's Coupon Workshop.

She's hosting it Saturday from 1:30-3:30pm at the NE Regional Library near Mayfaire.

Cost: $10/person or $15/couple.

Melissa will present a PowerPoint presentation on budgeting, saving with and without coupons as well as how to get FREE items from the drugstores.

She'll explain the ins and outs of saving on school supplies and talk about the current Super Doubles coupon event happening at Harris Teeter.

Call (910) 338-9612 to register.

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Small businesses say tax-free weekend is an early Christmas

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video Tax-free weekend has moved Black Friday into August, and small business owners are preparing to pass the savings on to you. The sales tax holiday is intended to help ease the cost of back-to-school shopping, but for bargain hunters and local business owners, it's Christmas come early. Full story...
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Shoppers, stores gear up for tax free weekend

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video You'll probably have to get in line at many of your favorite stores, as shoppers will be out and about for North Carolina's Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. Full story...
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Marino On Money: Online Shopping

One of the fastest growing types of retail is e-commerce...but is it too easy? Many young people trying to learn how to budget could get themselves in trouble fast when racking up purchases on credit. Certified financial planner Ross Marino explains.
www.rossmarino.com

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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie closing

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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie is closing its boutique at The Forum on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Owner Rochelle Meyers has decided to close the store to pursue other interests and business opportunities. Full story...
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Shoppers still searching for deals after Black Friday sales

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video With the largest turnout of Black Friday shoppers this year, many storeowners are hopeful the economy is taking a turn for the better. We wanted to know this Friday how stores were doing. Full story...
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Small businesses booming after holiday weekend

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video With Cyber Monday coming to a close tonight, local business owners are celebrating a weekend they say was the most profitable of 2011. They’re hoping this is just a preview of what they can expect for the rest of the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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Local stores cash in on Cyber Monday with online deals

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video The holiday shopping frenzy continued today, but this time you didn't have to worry about the crowds. Online shopping is another way for retailers to cash in by offering one day only deals. It's known as Cyber Monday. Not to be outdone, local stores got in on the action. Full story...
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Cooper cautions NC residents on cyber shopping

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Cyber Monday, a day when online retailers offer deals to holiday shoppers, is becoming increasingly popular, but North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning that convenience doesn't come without risks. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington gives gift of free on-street parking

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To kick off the holiday season, downtown on-street parking was free both on Thanksgiving day and Friday. Full story...
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Black Friday shoppers scour Wilmington stores for best deals

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video While many were sleeping off the turkey and stuffing from Thanksgiving, thousands of Wilmington shoppers had already been out for hours looking for the best Black Friday deals. Full story...
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As Black Friday and Small Business Saturday approach, where are the best deals

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video Let the games begin. The holiday shopping season kicks off in just a couple of days. This weekend there's a push for shoppers to buy local. Can you get a good deal at a small business, or are big box stores the way to go? Full story...
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