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Experts say local economy recovering, but slowly

video Good economic news for the region was announced today at the eighth annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where faculty economists forecast that the Wilmington area will outperform the state and nation in economic growth in the coming year.

New store brings old feel to downtown Wilmington

video There's an old saying "If you hold onto it long enough, it will come back in style." A new shop in downtown Wilmington is banking on the clothing karma, hoping these classics make their way to the Wonder Shop and then to your closet. At the Wonder Shop, that's not just the business plan, but the inspiration for the store itself.

Front Street to see new businesses

video Downtown Wilmington might be starting to bounce back as a handful of businesses will be opening on Front Street. A few of those places are replacing legendary city locations like old Tom's Drugs store and Orton's Pool Room.

NC fashion firm has first ‘made in USA’ delivery

A North Carolina clothing company that wants to help revitalize the state's textiles industry has its first fully made-in-America delivery ready to go.

Bank of America website woes last into 6th day

Bank of America's website is having troubles for the sixth straight day, meaning customers may still have difficulty signing into their accounts.

PPD sold to equity firms for $3.9 billion

video One of Wilmington's largest employers has been sold. PPD announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with two private equity firms.

Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market.

Unemployment deadline looms for hurricane relief

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- State and federal officials are urging North Carolinians who are out of work because of Hurricane Irene to apply for...

Downtown business just finding out about 2008 sign ordinance change

video Signs, signs, everywhere signs. But in downtown Wilmington, some business could be in violation of a city ordinance, and that could mean big bucks in an already tight economy.

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