Retail prices up for May
10 years ago
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Retail prices up for May

The government today reported that retail prices were up more than expected last month. But that might not be as bad as it sounds.
City taking new bids for convention center builder
11 years ago
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City taking new bids for convention center builder

It's been almost one month since Wilmington City Council members terminated a deal to build a river-front Marriott downtown. Over the last month they've been taking bids for a new builder.
North Carolina publisher hits Number One
11 years ago
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North Carolina publisher hits Number One

North Carolina publisher Algonquin Books has hit the top of the New York Times best-seller list for the first time with a novel about a Depression-era elephant keeper.
Local real estate slowing down
11 years ago
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Local real estate slowing down

Anyone who's paid any attention to local real estate knows that the market here is slowing down. Home sales in April of this year were down three percent compared with April 2006. The hardest hit county in the state was Brunswick County with a nearly 50 percent downturn in home sales.
Local bars hit by burglaries, attempted break-ins
11 years ago
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Local bars hit by burglaries, attempted break-ins

Five local bars were the target of burglaries and attempted break-ins this week.
Workers search for summer jobs
11 years ago
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Workers search for summer jobs

Summer isn't just about vacation. Work goes on and for many, so does the search for a new job. What are your chances of landing a job during the summer?
String of burglaries at local bars
11 years ago
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String of burglaries at local bars

At least five bars were hit in New Hanover County early Monday morning. Sidebar on Front Street between Market and Dock was broken into around 5:15 AM.
Segway store opens in downtown Wilmington
11 years ago
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Segway store opens in downtown Wilmington

You may have seen police officers patrolling the streets on Segways in downtown Wilmington. But you may start seeing more than just police riding the transporters soon.
Expect to pay more for a hotel this year
11 years ago
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Expect to pay more for a hotel this year

Do you have big vacation plans for the summer? Well, you might have to pay more than you budgeted for the trip. Costs are rising in the world of travel.
US to spend $10 billion this Father’s Day
11 years ago
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US to spend $10 billion this Father’s Day

It's not always easy to figure out what to buy for your dad. Dear old dad can expect a little bit more this year in the way of gifts.