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Archive for December, 2013

Last-minute shoppers take advatage of extended store hours

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Retailers such as Kohl’s and Toys R Us kept their doors open all weekend.

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No surge in Charlotte conventions follow 2012 DNC

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte hasn’t led to a rush of new business for the city’s convention center, but local hotels are having a good year anyway.

Charlotte Observer reports that Mecklenburg County’s hotels are on pace to generate higher revenues this year than in 2012, when Charlotte was the center of American politics for a week.

But last year’s DNC didn’t raise Charlotte to a new level in the convention business.

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority has booked 36 events in the city’s Convention Center In the 14 months since the Democrats met in the Queen City. Those events are expected to sell about 139,000 hotel room nights.

The Convention Center usually generates enough business each year to book about 150,000 hotel room nights.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Police search for people accused of using pepper spray to rob drivers

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Wilmington Police officers are searching for a group of kids accused of using pepper spray to try to rob two different drivers early Saturday morning.

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Crews knock out Oak Island fire

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

An Oak Island fire is out, but crews are still on the scene monitoring it.

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Fire destroys Oak Island vacation home

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — An Oak Island vacation home has been destroyed and another house damaged after a fire early this morning.

The call came into dispatchers just after 5 a.m. Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says the home at 130 Caswell Beach Road is a total loss and the house next to it is damaged.

Assistant Chief John Lowry of the Yaupon Beach Volunteer Fire Department says the homeowner has been notified.

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