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Cape Fear Blues Festival kicks off

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A weekend full of great music begins Friday night as the Cape Fear Blues Festival gets underway. Full story...
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Man who was spotted swimming, drifting in Cape Fear River cited

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videoPolice say a man who was spotted swimming in the Cape Fear River near Downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk early Sunday was cited after he went under several times before finally getting out safely. Full story...
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Man robbed at gun point after fireworks

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videoWilmington Police say a man was robbed at gun point after the fireworks early Saturday morning. Police say the male victim met a woman during the show and the pair planned to head back to her house just after 2 a.m. While the couple was walking to her home, the victim says they were approached by three mean near S. 5th Avenue and Meares Street. Full story...
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Guests left without water at the Hilton

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videoThe Hilton Wilmington Riverside is experiencing some big problems right as the holiday weekend is about to get underway. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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videoWilmington’s 5th signature summertime concert series returned to the Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington approves $30,000 for fireworks show

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders continue debate on Riverfront Park plans

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videoWilmington City Council is looking to give Riverfront Park a facelift. The city plans to start construction in January, but before that leaders must agree on a design. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit crossing 3rd St.

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Wilmington Police say a woman in her teens was hit while crossing 3rd St. near the Red Cross St. intersection. They say she attempted to cross the busy downtown road illegally when she was hit by a northbound car. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The Spring Flea Market

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videoThe Spring Flea Market at the Brooklyn Arts Center kicked off Friday night by welcoming crowds to shop around for unique and vintage treasures. Full story...
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The Fork 'n' Cork: From food truck to restaurant

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videoWhat used to be one of Wilmington's favorite food trucks has become the newest addition to downtown's restaurant scene. Owner James Smith says starting out as a food truck was the perfect stepping stone to opening a full restaurant. Full story...
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Orange Street gets artsy

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videoHundreds turned out to celebrate art in downtown Wilmington this weekend. The Orange Street Arts Festival boasted dozens of vendors selling a variety of arts and crafts. Full story...
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Surprise Squad chops the bill

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videoWWAY and Perry's Emporium has done it again! Thanks to the generous support of Perry's Emporium, we're able to give back to the community. Full story...
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Police use pepper spray on downtown crowd

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videoWilmington Police say officers had to use pepper spray after a crowd got out of hand downtown early yesterday morning. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it started at 2:17 a.m. when officers responded to a crowd "being extremely unruly" in front of Pravda at 23 N. Front St. 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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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Walking with Wisdom

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week walks with wisdom. Bob Jenkins has been telling the history of Downtown Wilmington in a colorful way for man years. Full story...
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