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Downtown Wilmington

Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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USO building celebrates 70 years

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The Hannah Block Historic USO Building in downtown Wilmington is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year. The World War II building on Second and Orange Streets has been open since December 1941 and still offers the same charm of years past. Full story...
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City committee recommends bar's liquor license request

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The city's ABC Review Committee today gave a positive recommendation for Edward Peabody's ABC permit application. Peabody wants to open a bar called the Brikhouse at the site of the old Rox nightclub at 208 Market Street. Full story...
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New owners wait for ABC permit to reopen bars downtown

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video The words new bar or new nightclub grab the attention of many in downtown Wilmington. In the past year the city has made it clear it wants to limit the number of alcohol permits downtown by setting new policies and procedures. One rule is that anyone applying for a liquor permit must undergo a review by the city's ABC Policy Review Committee. Full story...
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New bar wants to open at old Rox site downtown

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Friday the city's ABC Review Committee will review a liquor license request for 208 Market Street. That's the site of what was Rox. Full story...
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Holiday Parade lights up downtown Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington was glimmering with Christmas lights tonight as the annual Holiday Parade rolled through the city. Full story...
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Crews clean out Karen's Café

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That's a wrap for a "One Tree Hill" set on Front Street in downtown Wilmington. Crews packed up the fictional Karen's Café today two weeks after the show finished filming. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Businesses back to normal after bent crane forces evacuations

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video A bent construction crane in downtown Wilmington forced the evacuation of several buildings, along with some streets being closed. The sub-contractor says building were evacuated as a precaution as work crews tried to unhook the crane. Full story...
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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

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videoAn Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar. Full story...
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Wilmington council continues look at sign ordinance

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The centerpiece of the Wilmington City council meeting was the sign ordinance that has downtown business owners downright mad. Full story...
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Move over, Halloween; Christmas decorations up in downtown Wilmington

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You may think it's far from Christmastime, but the City of Wilmington apparently disagrees. Just one day after the spooktacular holiday of Halloween, downtown Wilmington now has a bit of Christmas flair Full story...
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Historic Downtown Wilmington tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 25

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The public is invited to attend a holiday tree lighting on Friday, November 25 in Riverfront Park. The event is presented by City of Wilmington's Recreation & Downtown Services Division and the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA). Full story...
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Pirate ship along Riverwalk set for OTH

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If you've been downtown lately, you may have wondered why there's a pirate ship along the Wilmington Riverfront. The boat is a set of for the TV show "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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Work starts on downtown hotel

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Work is underway on a new hotel in downtown Wilmington. Local leaders helped break ground today for a Courtyard Marriott. Full story...
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City schedules meeting on downtown sign rules

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In the wake of public outcry over an ordinance restricting signs at downtown businesses, the City of Wilmington has called a public meeting. Full story...
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