Many Whatcom County stores see rise in sales during holiday season

"While overall retail sales were down locally at the end of 2009, it appears to have been a decent holiday season for local merchants.

Whatcom County generated $771.5 million in retail sales during the fourth quarter of 2009, a 1.2 percent decline compared to the same period the year before, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue."

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