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Downtown Wilmington

Leaders continue push to make downtown better

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video Downtown leaders got more advice today on how to make the area better. At a luncheon, business leaders, property owners and real estate professionals discussed trends and issues that affect downtown. Full story...
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North Front at Market closed Monday for CFPUA work

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Starting Monday, March 10, 2014, CFPUA contractors will be conducting, on behalf of the city, repaving work to repair the road surface damaged when a water service failed in January. Full story...
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Council gives green light for MSD review for downtown

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videoWilmington City Council approved a resolution to allow Wilmington Downtown Inc. to evaluate an Municipal Service District for the Downtown area. Full story...
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2nd annual Wilmington Race for the Cure hits the streets

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video The streets of downtown Wilmington ran pink this weekend as hundreds came out to participate in Wilmington's second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Full story...
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As new hotel opens, so does long blocked street

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video After nearly two and a half years of construction the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Wilmington is open for business, as is a street blocked for during its construction. Full story...
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City Council takes no action on Water St. parking deck

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videoThe Wilmington City Council once again talked about the future of the water street parking deck Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoWilmington Police need your help identifying a man who allegedly broke into two coin operated machines downtown. Full story...
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ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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Chilly temperatures affect restaurant workers who rely on tips

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videoRestaurant workers are feeling the effects of the deep freeze on their wallets. But the icy weather did not keep some restaurants from opening today to serve warm meals to cold customers. Full story...
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Creativity reigns for makeshift sleds

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videoIt's not often we get a snow day in southeastern North Carolina. So why let it go to waste when we finally get one? Everything from skim boards to street signs were used as as sleds. Kids of all ages made downtown Wilmington into a playground this afternoon. Full story...
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Victim plays drunk, gets gun, scares off intruders

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videoA man who came home to find some late-night intruders over the weekend played drunk to gain the upper hand. Wilmington Police say the 37-year-old man came home to his apartment at 21 N. Front St. just before 3 a.m. Saturday and found the door open. Full story...
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Basile takes to the streets to see who's keeping, breaking resolutions

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videoAt the beginning of every new year, all the buzz is about making resolutions and promises to do something differently, with the chance to start fresh. Full story...
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Cary company plans apartment development along riverfront

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videoA Cary company proposes to build a more than 330,000-square-foot multifamily development along Wilmington's northern riverfront on property once considered for a minor league baseball stadium. Full story...
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