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Downtown Wilmington

Movie filming may affect water service downtown

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Water service in downtown Wilmington may be affected today because of filming for the movie "We're the Millers." The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has authorized the production, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, special use of water for special effects. Full story...
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Restaurant owner says downtown concerts hurt, don't help business

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video Wilmington's Downtown Sundown concerts are designed to attract customers to downtown businesses. But is this concert series having it's desired effect? One business owner says no. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Temple of Israel

Built in 1875-76 the Temple Israel is the oldest temple in North Carolina and home to the state's oldest Jewish congregation.

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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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TRAFFIC ALERT: Market-3rd Street intersection to be partially closed starting Monday

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From July 23-Aug. 3, there will be partial closures of the Market/3rd Street intersection while a large manhole is installed and paving and other work is completed. The work will occur in two phases, with detours in place for each phase. 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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'Iron Man 3' flying over Cape Fear River; other productions along for the ride

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video Hollywood East is alive and well. At least Four productions are actively filming in the Cape Fear, and one more with big names is on the way. 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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BUILDING HISTORY: Murchison Building

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videoAt one point, it was the tallest building along the Cape Fear River and was considered a symbol of class. Recently, our Chris Phillips took a look inside the Murchison Building, which is featured this week in Building history, downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Patriotic Concert changes venue due to heat

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The Wilmington Patriotic Concert scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. on the riverfront downtown is changing locations. Full story...
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Building History: Downtown Wilmington

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video We start a new franchise, Building history, Downtown Wilmington. Our Chris Phillips will showcase local homes and Businesses and share their stories with you. Full story...
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Downtown staple Caffe Phoenix closing doors July 31

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video A staple of downtown Wilmington is closing its doors. After more than two decades, Caffe Phoenix will serve its last meal July 31. Full story...
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Downtown marketing task force unveils "Bring it! Downtown" campaign

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video Wilmington city leaders have agreed the investment of $60,000 is worth the cost. That's how much money from the city's parking fund they are giving a marketing task force to encourage folks to shop and dine downtown. 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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Riverboat-themed cruise ship rides out Beryl in Wilmington

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You may have noticed a large boat docked on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington this week. Its stop in the Port City was not on its itinerary. Full story...
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