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Economy

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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City of Wilmington taking measures to lower fuel costs

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The cost of filling up is draining wallets and it is not just having an impact on consumers. The city of Wilmington is also getting hit hard. Full story...
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Unemployment numbers are up

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videoThe latest state unemployment numbers are in, and they're up. Right now, North Carolina has a 5.4 percent unemployment rate, and while that's not terribly high, people in our area say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find work. Full story...
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New retail complex being planned

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Big plans are in the works for the intersection of Gordon Road and North College. Plans call for a 250,000 square foot shopping center. Full story...
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Cost of summer RVing

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videoRVing is a great way to see the country, but soaring fuel prices may put the brakes on one of the summer's popular vacation activities. Some motor homes have a 55 gallon fuel tank and it costs around $200 to fill. That's up almost $50 from last year. Full story...
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Biodiesel facility to be built in Wilmington

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A new biodiesel facility has just been approved to be built in Wilmington. The new production plant will be built at the Wilmington state port. Construction is expected to start in about six months. Full story...
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