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Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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Chilly temperatures affect restaurant workers who rely on tips

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videoRestaurant workers are feeling the effects of the deep freeze on their wallets. But the icy weather did not keep some restaurants from opening today to serve warm meals to cold customers. Full story...
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Creativity reigns for makeshift sleds

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videoIt's not often we get a snow day in southeastern North Carolina. So why let it go to waste when we finally get one? Everything from skim boards to street signs were used as as sleds. Kids of all ages made downtown Wilmington into a playground this afternoon. Full story...
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Victim plays drunk, gets gun, scares off intruders

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videoA man who came home to find some late-night intruders over the weekend played drunk to gain the upper hand. Wilmington Police say the 37-year-old man came home to his apartment at 21 N. Front St. just before 3 a.m. Saturday and found the door open. Full story...
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Basile takes to the streets to see who's keeping, breaking resolutions

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videoAt the beginning of every new year, all the buzz is about making resolutions and promises to do something differently, with the chance to start fresh. Full story...
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Cary company plans apartment development along riverfront

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videoA Cary company proposes to build a more than 330,000-square-foot multifamily development along Wilmington's northern riverfront on property once considered for a minor league baseball stadium. Full story...
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Pop-up eatery hosts finale before moving to permanent home

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video Canape was the Cape Fear's first pop-up restaurant, and while tonight was their final pop-up dinner, diner's say that they have added new flavor to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Crowds line new route for Wilmington's MLK Day Parade

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videoIt was a family affair at this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. Kids cozied up to mom and dad as marching bands, dancers, and churches made their way through downtown Wilmington to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Wilmington's MLK Day Parade honors Dr. King

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video Wilmington will honor the legendary civil rights leader's birthday in a big way today, with a parade that kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Hanover and N. 3rd streets. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours

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videoDowntown Wilmington is filled with that old, historic, charm. And there's one man you can turn to to get a great lesson. He's known as the man with the cane. And he's behind the 'Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours.' Full story...
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Shoppers rush to finish Christmas lists

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videoWith Christmas just two days away, last minute shoppers rushed around town Monday, checking names of their Christmas lists. "We're seeing the deer and the headlights kind of husband coming in,” said Beatrice Vonville of Candles Etc. in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs your help identifying the man in the red shirt and the baseball cap in the photo. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jewish community marks Hanukkah with downtown celebration

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videoDozens of people from the Jewish community came together in downtown Wilmington to celebrate Hanukkah tonight. Full story...
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ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships

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Thanks to renewed enforcement of a state alcohol law you might not be able to get a drink, regardless of your age, if you’re not a card carrying member of that establishment. Full story...
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