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Downtown Wilmington

Wanted man charged with breaking into cars

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videoA man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants is in jail after police say he broke into several cars in downtown Wilmington over the weekend. Full story...
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Preserving historic downtown could become more costly

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The old world charm of downtown brings people from across the country to the Port City. With $1.6 billion in investments on the line, the expiration of the historic preservation tax credit could slow that down. Full story...
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See Dennis Hopper's former pad and other downtown apartments and homes this weekend

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The Downtown Lifestyle Tour is set for this Saturday, April 26 from 11am to 4pm. Ten cool homes will be open for the tour including the former residence of actor Dennis Hopper, a studio once operated by actress Linda Lavin, two above the shop apartments and two newly constructed homes. Better still, the weather will be fantastic. Full story...
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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof

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videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building. Full story...
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Fire destroys historic downtown home

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One woman was hospitalized after her downtown home was destroyed by a fire Saturday morning. The historic Allen-Woodward house was engulfed in flames when the Wilmington Fire Department arrived just before 7 a.m. Full story...
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Business starts to pick up because of Azalea Festival

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videoAzalea Festival is officially underway, now that we are in the second day of festivities. Thousands of people flock to Wilmington every year for the event and businesses are hoping to reap the benefit. Full story...
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Police: Missing woman last seen at downtown bar

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videoWilmington Police say a woman missing since the weekend went to a downtown Wilmington bar Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Downtown businesses prepare for 67th Annual Azalea Festival

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video The Azalea Festival kicks off Thursday with the Queen’s Coronation. Downtown businesses say they are looking forward to this year’s events, because for them it means an increase in business. Full story...
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New brewery and tap room coming to Downtown Wilmington

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videoDo you like beer, and Venus flytraps? Well this new brewery may be just for you. A new brewery called Flytrap Brewing is moving in to the Brooklyn Arts District of downtown Wilmington, with hopes of providing the Port City with a new choice in craft beers. But that's not all; the owner says he eventually would like to help conserve Wilmington’s native plant, the Venus flytrap. Full story...
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Developer wants luxury apartments, retail along northern riverfront

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videoA $50 million riverside apartment development might be coming to downtown Wilmington. Raleigh-based Dewitt Carolinas says the six-story community near PPD called Pier 33 would have 300 residential units atop more than 30,000 square feet of retail space. Full story...
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DFI presents two structure idea for Water Street Property

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videoWilmington City Council heard another idea for redeveloping the Water Street Parking Deck. Full story...
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Parade, festival paint the town green

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video The Guiness Parade and Festival celebrates St. Patrick's day in a big way. The 15th annual parade jump started the day's activities at 11am. Crowds flooded the sidewalks to see everything from bagpipes to marching bands. Full story...
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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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