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Archive for November, 2012

Shopping small puts big bucks into economy

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY)–This weekend kicked off “Small Business Saturday,” a nation-wide push for the support of Mom and Pop stores. In Wilmington, a few small shops felt the effects of the campaign. They say there was a theme to all the madness.

“If you look at the dollars spent locally, they are turned around and spent right back in the local economy,” says Harrison Sasser owner of The Gentlemen’s Corner. “I think another benefit for shopping local as compared to a department store or online is the uniqueness of the product. All of the small boutiques that are family owned, we work very hard to offer a product that you cannot find anywhere else.”

“The money they make is going right back into the local economy,” agrees Joan Loch, co-owner of The Crescent Moon in The Cotton Exchange.

Loch adds that Mom and Pop stores bring are unique.

“Our whole theme is that the only thing that is massed produced here is originality.”

So, did all the advertising work? Both Sasser and Loch say, yes.

“This year and last year we have had great sales and it is really because the local economy has kind of embraced the small boutiques,” says Sasser.

Loch says, “We were actually double our Black Friday last year on shop small Saturday. So, we are really enthusiastic. And now it is the middle of the day and I think we are going to meet and beat that expectation.”

Stores say the advertising this year for the shop small campaign had a big impact of sales. They expect the trend to continue.

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WEATHER: Cool and breezy, sub-freezing temps overnight

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

A cold front overnight will give way to breezy and cooler conditions today. However, we will continue to see abundant sunshine throughout the weekend.

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Folks young and old enjoy train and lights show

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Santa made stops all across the Cape Fear on Friday, including the Wilmington Railroad Museum’s Christmas Train and Light Spectacular.

The WWAY sponsored event boasts more than 15,000 lights, which glisten and sparkle while various model trains chug along.

You can enjoy the event from December 2 through Dec 23.

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HS Football Championship Schedule

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The schedule is set for the 2012 high school football state championships.

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Week 15 HS Football Scoreboard

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

High school football regional final scores from across the state.

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