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Downtown Wilmington

Cartmen still driving despite downtown conditions

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For those who were too worried to drive themselves today, Cartmen to the rescue. Full story...
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WPD: Drop in downtown crime in 2010

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The Wilmington Police Department's 2010 crime stats also looked specifically at Downtown Wilmington. The police department says violent and property crimes were down 19 percent downtown during 2010, compared to the year before. Full story...
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New year, old problems downtown

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video Downtown Wilmington safety is back in the spotlight, as the start of the new year saw several fights as bars closed their doors. Police say numerous fights broke out around closing time early Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Year ends and begins with more fighting downtown

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Fights broke out downtown on both Thursday night / Friday morning and Friday night / Saturday morning. Click to read the details from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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Police expecting large crowd for New Year's Eve celebrations

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Many people are preparing to ring in the new year, including the Wilmington Police Department. Capt. Jeff Allsbrook said much thought has gone into the planning of this year's patrol in order to keep the community safe and sound. Full story...
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Cold temperatures keep shoppers from hitting the stores

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video If you've stepped outside your door you know how cold it is. For some people this week is valuable shopping time to get those last few gifts crossed off the list. However, the cold temperatures are keeping people from hitting the streets and shopping. Full story...
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New story for Old Books

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A new chapter was written today for the bookstore Old Books on Front Street. After months of having no where to go because their old building was condemned, Old Books on Front Street has finally found a new home at 249 North Front Street. Full story...
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Holiday decor up downtown

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We just wrapped up Halloween and Election Day, but it's already starting to look a lot like Christmas. At least in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Cruise ship pays Port City a visit

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If you headed downtown this afternoon you may have seen something enormous in the water. American Cruise Lines' new ship Independence docked along the riverfront. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Police use pepper spray to break up Downtown Halloween crowd Saturday

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video Videos posted this weekend on YouTube show a crowd on Front Street in downtown Wilmington Saturday night chanting, "U-S-A!" Suddenly, the crowd disperses. Many of the people in at least one of the videos are coughing and choking. Wilmington Police Spokeswoman Lucy Crockett says an officer used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington welcomes new upscale bar

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video Another bar downtown? It's true and local Wilmington leaders are giving it a thumbs up. They say this new upscale wine bar brings a different taste to the downtown bar scene. Full story...
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Tour sheds light on treasures hidden upstairs downtown

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video The Port City is lucky to have a downtown area with shopping, eateries and historic sites, but sometimes downtown's bad reputation can distort the unique setting we have on the waterfront. A tour this weekend aims to change that perception. Full story...
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Swollen Cape Fear spills into downtown

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Water Street in Downtown Wilmington is known for its proximity to the water. But today it really lived up to its name. Full story...
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Water St. could flood this afternoon

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Due to a combination of excessive rain and a high tide, the National Weather Service has advised that flooding of up to two feet is expected today on Water Street. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chief Evangelous discusses downtown issues

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videoIn the wake of another weekend of violence and other problems downtown, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous joined Ann McAdams onset during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 Wednesday to talk about what's going on and what can be done. Full story...
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