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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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WDI's 'Downtown Sundown' concert series starts in two weeks

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This year, 29 non-profit organizations applied for one of 12 available dates. Because of this overwhelming demand, WDI is seeking help from the community to select the beneficiaries. To participate, people just need to "like" the Downtown Sundown Concert Series on Facebook and then select their favorite charity from the list. Voting ends at noon on Friday Full story...
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See Dennis Hopper's former pad and other downtown apartments and homes this weekend

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The Downtown Lifestyle Tour is set for this Saturday, April 26 from 11am to 4pm. Ten cool homes will be open for the tour including the former residence of actor Dennis Hopper, a studio once operated by actress Linda Lavin, two above the shop apartments and two newly constructed homes. Better still, the weather will be fantastic. Full story...
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Council gives green light for MSD review for downtown

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videoWilmington City Council approved a resolution to allow Wilmington Downtown Inc. to evaluate an Municipal Service District for the Downtown area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO

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Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ed Wolverton as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The search for the new WDI President and Chief Executive Officer was conducted nationwide with a total of 38 resumes received. Full story...
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Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.

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video Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant. Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city. Full story...
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FRIDAY: Downtown Sundown presents 'The Breakfast Club'

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Join us Friday for the FREE Downtown Sundown Concert Series. "The Breakfast Club," America's Favorite '80s Tribute Band, will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Full story...
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Wilmington's urban renewal highlighted in Jane Jacobs Walk

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videoWilmington Downtown Inc (WDI) hosted a tour called 'The Jane Jacobs Walk' through parts of Downtown Wilmington this weekend. The walk celebrated the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs, one of the world's most recognized thought leaders on city planning and city building. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band

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videoThe Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Opening act, American Patchwork starts at 6 p.m. Half of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Wilmington. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation 2013 annual awards honor preservationists

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Awards recognized restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field. Full story...
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Ballpark supporters: Where have they been?

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video We've heard a lot from those against building a tax-funded ballpark in the Port City, but not much from those who support it. Today we asked them why they have been MIA. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend $60,000 from downtown parking fund for marketing

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video The city will spend $60,000, $30,000 of which will come out of this fiscal year's budget. The other $30,000 will come out of next fiscal year's budget in two phases. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger 'wasn't expecting to be ambushed' as commission pulls him from community boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have removed Commissioner Brian Berger from most of the community boards he sits on. The Commission made the decision at its Agenda Briefing this afternoon. It's still pending an official vote at Monday's County Commission meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Commissioner Berger has worst attendance record of all commissioners

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Mr. Berger has pointed out an inaccuracy in this story that we would like to correct. Both he and New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin missed a CFPUA meeting in February because they were in Washington, DC at another meeting. However, Berger is late to commission meetings at least 25 percent of the time, according to attendance records requested from the county clerk's office. Full story...
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WDI plan not a hit with downtown business owners

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video Wilmington Downtown Incorporated held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss its plan to improve downtown by adding ambassadors and cleaning up the area. Business owners, patrons, and residents made their way to the meeting and had plenty on their minds. Full story...
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