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Wilmington City Council delay means city could soon be out of compliance

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videoCity Council met tonight, and the future of Wilmington was front and center. On the agenda was how to regulate the growth of Wilmington's suburban areas. A decision was made, but everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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UPDATE: City council votes to support bike, pedestrian projects

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Wilmington City Council voted to put pen to paper to support state funding for bike path improvements. The state now requires a letter of support from local governments if they want funds for these type of projects. Full story...
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DFI to begin soliciting developers for Water St. parking deck

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted 5 to 1 on a resolution to move forward with the Water Street parking deck proposals. Full story...
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WDI wants to study municipal service district

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videoThe Wilmington City Council spoke with Wilmington Downtown Inc. about establishing a municipal service district. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington Hash House Harriers 2nd Annual Red Dress Run

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videoDozens gathered at the Pour House on Market Street as the Downtown Wilmington Hash House Harriers hosted their second annual Red Dress Run. Full story...
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Lee to take oath of office for NC Senate

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator will be sworn in to office Tuesday. Michael Lee will take the oath of office to serve in the 9th District NC Senate seat during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Council Chambers. Full story...
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Blue Ribbon Commission looks to prevent youth violence

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video Safety, wellness and education are three focus areas the Blue Ribbon Commission are now directing its attention towards to prevent violence among area youth. Back when the organization started in 2008, leaders focused on reducing out-of-school suspensions, the high school dropout rate, and engaging an army of volunteers to come into the youth enrichment zone and help serve the community. Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

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videoAs students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious. Liz from thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Full story...
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WPD wants help fighting heroin

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videoThe police department is asking the federal government to declare our area a high intensity drug trafficking area. With thousands of bindles of heroin taken off the streets just over the past few weeks they say it's a problem worth fighting. Full story...
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UPDATE! EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Double Down Duo

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videoThe Cape Fear's David Calhoun has made the Top 20 in the country. He's asking folks to vote him into the finals. Full story...
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Video phone system latest security upgrade for New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoThis fall many parents of kids in kindergarten through middle school will see new intercom phones at the front entrances to their schools in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Council wants more feedback on Castle Street Peddler Flea Market

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video Some local businesses say the City of Wilmington cost them some valuable foot traffic after shutting down the Peddler Flea Market on Castle Street. The city shut the market down last month when it realized the market violated city ordinance. Now neighboring businesses are worried about their losing their own profits. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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WPD: Would-be armed robbers scared off by pit bull

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Police say two would-be robbers caught following another car to a Wilmington home were scared off by the homeowner's pit bull. Full story...
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