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The Rhino Club

Slice of Life flips across Market St. for new downtown home

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videoLocation and seating arrangements may have changed, but the food is still the same. The building once home to the Rhino Club in downtown Wilmington now houses Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub. Full story...
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Slice of Life to move across Market to old Rhino Club location

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videoJust two years after a gang leader was stabbed to death leaving the Rhino Club at 125 Market Street, a new tenant is moving in with hopes of restoring the building and its history. Full story...
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Bottoms up! New Hanover booze sales fifth highest in state

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video Sales of some things are down in this economy. Alcohol is not one of them. A new report from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission reveals a rise in alcohol sales across the state. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Is Club 609 the new Rhino Club?

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video The shooting death at Club 609 early Sunday morning marks the second murder at a Wilmington night club this year. Some people say after the Rhino Club closed down following the murder of a gang leader, Club 609 became the new hang out and attracted the same crowd. Full story...
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District Attorney suing Rhino Club

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The Wilmington Police Department has responded to numerous calls for service at the club including fights, assaults and a fatal stabbing that occurred in January. The civil nuisance abatement action is the first step in permanently eliminating criminal activities on the property. Full story...
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WPD: Gang leader killed outside of Rhino club was also murder suspect

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WPD detectives have closed the investigation into the murder of Teshon Malik Lane, age 19, on September 30, 2010. The investigation has been closed due to the death of the offender. Taaron Quintel Jones, age 19, had long been identified as the suspect in Lane’s death, but investigators had insufficient evidence to charge him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Stabbing suspect in Rhino Club killing will not be charged with first degree murder

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Wilmington Police Department investigators have determined that the accumulated evidence in their ongoing investigation does not support pursuing the charge of First Degree Murder against Angeleos Roamel Williams. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Both Rhino and Rox closed this weekend; Rox closing for good in September

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Rox owner Paul Ponte tells a local newspaper that he's closing his bar across the street this weekend out of concern that there could be follow up violence and retaliation for last weekend's stabbings. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Neighbors react to Rhino's liquor license suspension

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video The suspension of the Rhino Club's alcohol permits has some neighboring businesses talking about the future of downtown. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Stabbing victim at Rhino Club confirmed 5-Star General in local gang

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Wilmington Police have confirmed Taaron Jones, who was stabbed to death outside the Rhino Club Sunday night, was a confirmed member "Double I" (ii) street gang. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: ABC Commission shuts down Rhino Club (summary suspension documents attached)

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videoThe state ABC commission has suspended the Rhino Club's liquor permits after a murder outside the club Monday morning and various other problems in and around the club. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police release names of other stabbing victims

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Wilmington Police released the names of the other two stabbing victims from Sunday night. Police say 18-year-old Codey Cesar Guerrero 18, who's from Riegelwood, and 22-year-old Omar Rashad Williams who's from Wilmington, were both stabbed in front of the Rhino Club Sunday night. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club patron stabbed to death overnight

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According to witnesses, a large crowd from the club exited at closing time and a fight broke out. Witnesses said 30 – 40 people were involved. Three men were stabbed. All three victims were driven to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center by people at the scene. One of the men, age 20, had been stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two victims are being treated for stab wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's family speaks exclusively to WWAY

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videoWilmington Police are investigating the first murder of the year after a fight outside a downtown Wilmington bar early this morning. Police say as many as 40 people were involved in the fight outside the Rhino Club that killed one man and sent two more to the hospital. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club owner refuses interview opportunity to talk about murder outside his club

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We called owner Sean Tobin and invited him on our 5:30 newscast to talk live and unedited about the history of his club and what happened last night. He told us that because of the "slanted" way we've covered the club in the past, he would never talk with us. According to Wilmington Police, they've been called to the Rhino Club almost 200 times in the last three years. Full story...
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