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Downtown Wilmington

River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

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A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark. Full story...
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Downtown businesses have mixed feelings on economic impact of proposed ballpark

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video Building a baseball stadium in Wilmington could have a huge impact on the Cape Fear area, especially for businesses close by. Business owners we spoke with say a ballpark would definitely help the downtown economy, but only certain businesses would benefit. Full story...
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Braves' Cox, Schuerholz join ballpark panel discussion

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The Atlanta Braves are bringing in a couple of big bats for a panel discussion about Wilmington's plans for a ballpark. Braves President John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox will join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast panel Tuesday morning. Full story...
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UNCW conference focuses on economic recovery, downtown strategies

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video New numbers suggest our local, state and national economy is making a slow but steady rebound from the great recession. Today, business owners, developers and economists in our area met to discuss the economic forecast and to devise strategies on how to get more folks to live, work and play downtown. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Businesses close as crews repair water main downtown

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Some downtown Wilmington businesses have closed their doors while crews repair a water main. The intersection of 2nd and Orange Streets is closed as CFPUA crews work on the water main. Full story...
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Folks get a taste of downtown

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Folks got to sample some of Downtown Wilmington’s finest wine and beer this weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at renovations to Riverfront Park

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video An extreme makeover is coming to downtown Wilmington. No, not a ballpark. The city wants to redesign riverfront park. The architects revealed some of the plans today. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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Groups come together to rebrand downtown Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington has a lot of supporters, but sometimes groups seem to be moving in different directions. Tuesday night a group representing all aspects of downtown life and commerce came together to see how they could make a good thing better by branding. Full story...
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Wilmington starts 24/7 collections at downtown parking decks

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If you want to park in one of the City of Wilmington's downtown decks, you have to pay 24 hours a day. Full story...
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Man stabbed in downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police say a man has been stabbed downtown. Officers say it happened early this morning at Dock and Water streets after a robbery gone wrong. Full story...
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