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Downtown Wilmington

Azalea Festival parking info

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The city’s downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8, and all day on Saturday, April 9 for Azalea Festival activities. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council considers parking cost hike

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video It might soon cost you even more to park in downtown Wilmington. City Council is considering raising parking rates. Full story...
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WDI puts off downtown tax plan

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video Wilmington Downtown Inc. has decided not to present its plan to create a Municipal Service District (MSD) to Wilmington City Council Tuesday, but the group says this is not the end of the plan. Full story...
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Downtown stakeholders want tax plan to slow down

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videoWilmington Downtown Inc. is trying to push the creation of a MSD to enhance city services, like safety patrols, clean-up crews and marketing and event support. Problem is, many of the people who will be impacted by the MSD are against the plan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wing Fling ABC permit denied, event left homeless

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Problems tonight for a long-standing Wilmington event. WWAY has learned the 15th Annual Wing Fling scheduled for March 26 may not have a home. Full story...
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WPD: Man robbed at knifepoint downtown

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The male victim, age 25, reported that he was in a bar drinking with a man he did not know by name. According to the victim, the two agreed to go somewhere else to get a drink. The victim said he stopped to sit on one of the benches on Water Street when a third person (male voice) came up behind him and held a knife to his neck. Full story...
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WDI plan not a hit with downtown business owners

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video Wilmington Downtown Incorporated held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss its plan to improve downtown by adding ambassadors and cleaning up the area. Business owners, patrons, and residents made their way to the meeting and had plenty on their minds. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' goes back to the future at downtown set

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For years "One Tree Hill" has called a Wilmington storefront home. For the first half of the show's run, the location at the southeast corner of Front and Grave Streets served as the set for the fictional Karen's Cafe. Now, though, the set has gone back in time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Front Street Brewery owner speaks out against WDI plan for downtown

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It is essential that stakeholders share their concerns about the 4 major flaws in the current WDI MSD Plan and equally important, that stakeholders offer constructive SOLUTIONS on how to fix the problems with the WDI MSD proposal so we can all move forward together NOW to implement a MSD and work TOGETHER in a positive and collaborative manner to solve long-standing problems that have confronted downtown and adversely affected both the downtown economy and our individual businesses. Full story...
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WHQR: The cap on taxis in Downtown Wilmington

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Of the nearly 200 taxis operating in the Wilmington area, 155 are licensed to work within a five-mile radius of downtown. The license, or W-number, means a driver can patrol streets heavy with foot-traffic in search of flag down fares. Full story...
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Wave to test two-way trolley downtown

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After receiving feedback from downtown businesses and organizations, Wave Transit will modify the downtown Wilmington trolley route on a trial basis starting Monday. Full story...
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Man says he's stabbed while standing on downtown corner at 3 a.m.

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The victim told investigators that he was on the corner at 10th and Campbell when a man drove up in a burgundy jeep and asked him if he had anything (drugs) to sell. He said that when he replied he didn’t have anything, the man got out of the jeep, stabbed him several times, took his money, and then drove away. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper-cars last night downtown

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Responding WPD officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a vehicle hit a car in the unit block (0 – 99) S. Water Street. The witnesses followed the vehicle, trying to get a license plate number, but the car sped away. The witnesses said they relocated the vehicle after it had hit three parked cars in the 1300 block of Dock Street. Full story...
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Evangelous wants more officers downtown

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video Violence in downtown Wilmington has been making news. Now the Chief of Police has an idea to make things better. Full story...
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WDI looks to other cities for downtown models

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Wilmington Downtown Inc. Is trying to revitalize our the area by learning from other cities with similar downtowns. WDI executive director John Hinnant said while downtown Wilmington is unique, we face similar trials with other city centers like New Orleans. Full story...
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