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Downtown Wilmington

Business owners think cleanliness of sidewalks is hurting business

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video Could the cleanliness of Downtown Wilmington sidewalks be hurting business? One business owner feels that way and says it's time for a change. Full story...
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City considers options to protect Kenan Memorial Fountain

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video In Wilmington we enjoy our historical artifacts, from Historic Downtown to the Battleship North Carolina. But recently ninety-year-old Kenan Memorial Fountain has become the center of public debate. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian in downtown Wilmington is a church full of sights and sounds to stir the faithful, and one man knows the church better than anyone else.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Section of Riverwalk closed downtown due to rotten pilings

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Part of the Downtown Riverwalk at the foot of Market Street is closed tonight because the pilings below are rotting out. The city sent a news release today to update us on the project. Full story...
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Ministry puts labor in Labor Day

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A gathering by the river in downtown Wilmington drew a crowd, it was Phoenix Employment Ministries Labor Day Luminaries. An event to highlight the work at Phoenix to assist those in need with employment services. Full story...
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Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar to open downtown

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A popular Carolina Beach restaurant is opening its second location in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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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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