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Downtown Wilmington

New Hanover Commissioners raise rates, increase paid hours at parking deck

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It’s going to cost you more to park in a certain area of downtown Wilmington. Today, New Hanover County Commissioners approved increasing the paid parking hours at the county owned parking deck on second street to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Currently parking is free after 7 p.m. Full story...
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N. 3rd St. improvement work begins

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According to the city, crews will do prep work this week, but starting next Monday, major construction will begin in the area of North 3rd Street between Market and Princess Streets. This will include the intersection of 3rd and Market Streets. Full story...
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Man trapped in hole safe and healthy; bottle hunters find buried treasure in hole

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Barnes and a few friends returned back to the hole Thursday to fill it in, saying they don’t like to leave a mess behind when they’re treasure hunting. Full story...
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Liquor license could be issue in selling downtown bars

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video Whoever buys the businesses would get everything included: the pool tables, the coolers and all the equipment it takes to run both. The only thing the buyer would have to do is apply for an alcohol permit. Recently that's has not been an easy thing to do downtown. Full story...
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Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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video The fireworks are set up for the Battleship Blast in Wilmington and ready to amaze tonight's 4th of July crowd. More than 2,000 fireworks are set up across the river in Battleship Park. Full story...
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Man walking downtown shot in jaw

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According to the victim, the assailants began to run away toward Fourth Street, but then turned around and shot him in the jaw. Full story...
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Downtown venue hopes to provide fun atmosphere to an older crowd

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video Well it’s probably safe to say that downtown Wilmington hasn't necessarily had the best reputation lately. But, a new venue in the Port City wants to change things up. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington

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video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders meet to discuss possible downtown improvements

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videoHow can downtown Wilmington become a benchmark city? That was a question that was kicked around today at a state of downtown panel discussion. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown storefronts filling up

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videoThe downtown Wilmington scene has been something of a concern for residents and businesses alike last few years. But if you walk down Front Street, you may notice a difference in some buildings that have been vacant for years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown Wilmington sees surge in new business

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New Businesses are finding their home in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves North 3rd Street enhancement project

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video If you think North Third Street has been long overdue for a makeover, you're in luck. Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to improve the downtown road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bouncer who assaulted customer charged again

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video A Wilmington pub owner had his own run-in with trouble downtown recently. He says he was attacked from behind as he tried to walk away from a misunderstanding at another bar. His alleged attacker is a bouncer who has been in trouble before. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council tables downtown parking changes

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Business owners and members of the public turned out at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting anxious to hear how the council would vote on a possible hike in downtown parking rates. Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider parking changes

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A decision by Wilmington City Council tonight could soon make it more expensive to park downtown. The city is trying to overcome a projected $800,000 shortfall in next year's parking fund. Full story...
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