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Memorial Day weekend good business for Crystal Coast businesses

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MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - It's not officially summer but for several businesses in Carteret County, they are ready for more good things to happen with the upcoming season after solid returns during the Memorial Day weekend.

Clark Merrell at Dank Burrito in Morehead City was glad to see business booming. "It was like the 4th of July in the middle of the summer," Merrell said. And the crowds started arriving sooner than Merrell and others expected. "This year, the traffic was noticeable -- we started seeing people on Wednesday night and Thursday," Merrell said. It wasn't just there at Dank Burrito, either. Many businesses we talked with reported record turnouts and good returns. "I would say this was the busiest Memorial Day in a while and even a lot of folks are still in town," said Tom Kies, President of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce.

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