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Bar employees rescue man from early-morning fire

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videoA fire broke out around 1:30 this morning in an apartment above a Downtown Wilmington bar. When two bar employees heard the alarm, instead of running away, they ran to help. Full story...
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Bourbon St. restaurant opens downtown

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The transformation of the space at 35 N. Front St., formerly the bright and airy home of Caffé Phoenix, is impressive. Carnival masks, beads and plenty of other Crescent City trappings are unapologetically scattered throughout, creating an undeniably festive vibe. Full story...
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Fire sparks inside Wilmington apartment with occupant inside

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A fire sparked in the kitchen of Firebelly Lounge in downtown Wilmington early Monday morning. Full story...
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Taco Bell testing '$1 Cravings' value menu

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The Mexican-fast-food chain is testing a "$1 Cravings Menu" in two markets that lists nine items, including three new offerings. If successful, it would replace the chain's current value menu, called "Why Pay More," with items priced at 89 cents and 99 cents. The $2 "meal deals" on "Why Pay More" are not offered on the new menu. Full story...
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Marlin & Ray’s closes

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Employees of Marlin & Ray’s, which opened in late May at 11 Van Campen Blvd., learned of the restaurant’s closing during a staff meeting last night according to a manager on site Thursday morning. Full story...
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Ezzell's restaurant to reopen Friday

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An equal-parts exhausted and elated Shari Ezzell was in her old establishment Monday afternoon, lettering freshly reinstalled on the exterior wall, interviewing to fill two spots. With the core of her staff still intact, she said she was able to reach an agreement with her landlord, and is planning on reopening the beloved diner, located at 2115 Carolina Beach Road, this Friday at 5 a.m. Full story...
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K38 Baja Grill closing for renovations

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video K38 Baja Grill will be closing their Oleander Dr. location for two months beginning Jan. 8 for renovations. Full story...
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TRUCK-a-ROO to debut in Downtown Wilmington

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Pipeline Event Management and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) are proud to present TRUCK-a-ROO, an inaugural downtown food truck cook-off featuring regional foods and regional brews. The event will take place on November 3, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC. Full story...
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Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar to open downtown

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A popular Carolina Beach restaurant is opening its second location in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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New standards will change restaurant health scoring

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video Health inspectors in North Carolina will soon have a new menu to grade restaurant cleanliness. Lawmakers recently approved an overhaul of the 35-year-old guidelines, but some of the changes have many business owners upset. Full story...
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BlackFinn, Vida restaurants coming to Downtown Wilmington

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Two new upscale restaurants are expected to grace the shorelines of the Cape Fear River by next summer. Full story...
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Fine dining restaurants take a hit downtown

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video With so many people out of work or just trying to save money, eating an expensive meal is not something everyone can afford right now. So we wanted to know how other fine dining restaurants in downtown Wilmington are handling the tough economy. Full story...
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Crow Hill closes

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As Caffe Phoenix prepares for its July 31 closing, the restaurant that took over the 9 Front St. space Caffe Phoenix originally filled served its last meal Sunday. Full story...
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Barbecue expert Bob Garner shares his passion

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videoA barbecue lover and expert stops by WWAY to talk about his favorite foods. Full story...
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Restaurants making changes to ensure delivery driver safety

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video After a Chinese food delivery driver was shot and killed two weeks ago, some businesses say they are taking extra precautions to keep their drivers safe. Full story...
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