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Downtown Wilmington

Police, council trying to fix continued downtown problems

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videoAnother weekend and more violence in downtown Wilmington. When the bars closed in Wilmington this weekend, police say fights broke out, a police horse and patrol car became victims and someone reported a man pointing a gun at people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Police arrest man for slashing Marine's face

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A convicted felon is behind bars tonight. Police say he slashed Brandin Roberts, a Marine visiting Wilmington last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown group targets hip-hop listeners not to loiter downtown

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video Keep downtown safe. That's the message a new public service announcement is getting out to radio listeners in hopes that arguments come to an end. Full story...
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Gateway property avoids foreclosure auction

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It was scheduled for a foreclosure sale today, but the Downtown Gateway property won't be changing hands yet. The land south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington was supposed to be developed into a high-rise complex, but it never materialized. Full story...
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Artists to unveil final pedestrian art pieces

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This will be the last time the exhibit will showcase new pieces, as the project is in need of extra funding. Full story...
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Rhino Club owner says his bar not the problem downtown

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videoThree throwdowns downtown over the weekend have Wilmington Police busy. Cops continue to investigate fights that left three people bloodied and battered. One of the fights was inside City Limits Saloon. The other two were outside the Rhino Club and Side Bar. Now the Rhino's owner is defending his club. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Weekend fights downtown injure at least three

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video What one man thought was just another night out on the town with some friends has left him scarred for life. Wilmington Police say this weekend's bar scene was one of the worst this summer. Fights broke out around the same time bars typically let out: 2 a.m. They left at least three people injured and one man with scars he'll have for the rest of his life. Full story...
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Neighbor files police report against Dudley Mansion owners

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The controversy continues with the Dudley Mansion in Downtown Wilmington. The owners may face criminal charges after this weekend. Full story...
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Developer says downtown eyesore to give way to hotel

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videoA partially torn down building on the corner of Brunswick and Front Streets seems out place when you consider all the renovations and new additions downtown. So can you believe this land next to the new convention center will be home to a brand new building in the coming years? Full story...
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Downtown eateries getting national attention

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videoHollywood East is not only a town for movies, but foodies. Food Network has expressed interest in several local restaurants. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Franchise restaurant downtown brings mixed feelings

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videoA new business is coming to downtown Wilmington. This one is a national franchise. Jimmy John's sandwich shop is set to open at 120 Market Street. Their corporate office confirmed today the store is slated to open this month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Tom's Drug building sold

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A local landmark is off the market. The old Tom's Drugs building on Front Street has been for sale since December. Full story...
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Front Street reopens to traffic

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The Front Street Project is finished three weeks ahead of schedule. That's good news for businesses in the middle of the tourist season. Full story...
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Front Street work finishing ahead of schedule

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Today workers were busy finishing up the paving at the chestnut street intersection. All that's left is installing street fixtures such as lights that will improve the nighttime atmosphere. Full story...
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Meeting focuses on safer nightlife

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video Between the streaker and the alleged drunk driver who hit pedestrians at Wrightsville Beach to the violence at clubs in Downtown Wilmington, the bar scene in New Hanover County has created a lot of problems lately. Leaders from around the state and country met in Wilmington today at the Sociable City Forum to try to make their cities safer. Full story...
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