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Economy

Hybrid car shortage

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videoThe rapidly rising cost of gas has made hybrids hot. The combination gas and electric powered cars are in demand. Full story...
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Economy causing some to change eating habits

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videoTight economic times mean more belt tightening across the board, and that includes adjusting your eating habits. Fewer people in our area are spending lunch breaks eating out. Full story...
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Local organization helps unemployed residents find jobs

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videoWith unemployment numbers on the rise, one local employment program is busier than ever helping people find jobs. Full story...
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Local car dealers say large SUV sales are down

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videoIt is a hard life for some car dealers right now. In the face of $4 a gallon gasoline, it's not easy trying to sell some of the cars that eat up much of our money trying to get from here to there. Full story...
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New incentives for first-time home-buyers

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videoTo encourage first-time buyers, Congress is proposing a temporary home-buyer tax credit. Full story...
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Update on using rental cars to save money on trips

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With gas prices at an all time high people are trying to find ways to save on fuel costs. Full story...
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Local gas prices still on the rise

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videoFor the first time ever, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is more than $4. Full story...
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Thieves take 800 gallons of fuel from gas station

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Thieves stole 800 gallons of gasoline from a Charlotte gas station, and surveillance cameras captured the crime on tape. Full story...
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Election effects on local business

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videoNow that we have our two presumptive presidential candidates, we can turn our focus to the changes voters and the candidates want to see. Full story...
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Trail being built to connect parts of Wilmington

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videoAre you looking for a way to get around town without using gas? Monday, Wilmington residents had a chance to learn more about the planned Cross-City Trail linking parts of Wilmington with Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Non-profit helps ease the pain of soaring gas and food prices

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videoAs the price of gas approaches $4 a gallon and food prices continue to increase, people are looking for ways to save a buck and one non-profit organization is trying to help. Once a month dozens of people wait outside of Life Community Church in Wilmington to pick up affordable food. Full story...
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High fuel costs affecting Wave Transit

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videoMass transit has been the answer for a lot of people struggling with high gas prices. Here in Wilmington, Wave Transit has seen an increase in riders, but there may not be enough riders to cover the soaring cost of diesel. Full story...
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Memorial Day Saturday at Wrightsville Beach

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This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but today's weather didn't quite feel like it. At least early on. News Channel 3's John Rendleman drove to Wrightsville Beach late Saturday afternoon to see what affect Saturday's weather had on the beginning of the holiday weekend. Full story...
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Struggling economy helping to increase plasma donations

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videoWith a struggling economy, many people are looking for creative ways to make a little cash. Dan Strickland is doing his part to help save lives by donating plasma, and that donation reaps a cash reward. Full story...
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