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Downtown Wilmington

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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Crews set up downtown to film 'Iron Man 3'

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video "Iron Man 3" filming is underway. Maybe you noticed detours downtown this morning. Chestnut between 2nd and 3rd streets was closed for filming. Fences were set up to keep people away from the "Iron Man 3" set, but they're certainly not enough to keep some fans from getting as close as they can. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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Panel discusses vision for Cape Fear Riverfront

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video The panel, which was organized by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, not only laid out a vision for growth in downtown Wilmington, but also the land lining the opposite side of the river. The panel was comprised of economic, legal and environmental strategists. Full story...
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Fire damages downtown Wilmington home

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An afternoon fire damaged a house in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Fire Department says no one was at the home in the 900 block of North 5th Avenue when it started. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bicyclist injured after crashing into an SUV

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EMS rushed a bicyclist to the hospital after he crashed into an SUV in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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HMS Bounty replica visiting Wilmington

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A replica of a famous 18th century ship will visit Wilmington next week. The Tall Ship HMS Bounty will arrive in Riverfront Park on May 17th and be open to the public for tours from Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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