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Local stores see an increase in shoppers on Small Business Saturday

Black Friday officially kicked off the holiday shopping season yesterday, but today, local businesses are seeing a boost in sales because of Small Business Saturday.

Local stores loving Cyber Monday

videoCyber Monday means huge discounts, especially for big box stores like WalMart and Target, but now only recently, local stores like Redix in Wrightsville beach are jumping in on the action.

Spreading holiday cheer from limb to limb

videoThis year many folks are going local when it comes to their Christmas tree.

Happening all week: Pleasure Island Arts & Entertainment Week

videoCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Every day this week you have the chance to get involved and have some fun at Pleasure Island during Arts and Entertainment Week sponsored by Island Local. Events include making your own art, farm-to-table cooking demos, open market art sales, beer and wine tasting and Jack-O-Lantern painting for the kids. The event is to showcase all that Pleasure Island has to offer and support local artisans, craftsmen and businesses.

Local couple is living the dream, drinking coffee

videoAfter years working "normal" jobs, Paula and Eric Jones decided to turn their passion for coffee into a business. Now they're happily roasting and brewing Pirate's Brew Coffee.

Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: ‘Southport’s Art Newton’

videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country.

Glass artist creates sculpture to honor pets

videoGlass artist Niki Hildebrand creates one of a kind sculptures using the ash of cremated pets so you can have a remembrance of your pet forever. The cremains are melted into glass which is then made into a unique piece of art.

Mardi Gras celebration brings in customers

videoThe Cotton Exchange was dressed up in green and purple this weekend for Mardi Gras. Businesses were hoping to attract customers downtown with special sales and even their very on king cake. They say it worked. The businesses are hoping to make this Mardi Gras celebration a yearly event. They say whatever helps bring people to local businesses is worth it.

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