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Downtown Wilmington

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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Bartender charged with serving teen killed in crash

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video According to an Alcohol Law Enforcement investigation, the bartender, 22-year-old Vincent Murphy, invited 19-year-old Marjorie Whitney to the bar before she crashed her car and died on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: ALE investigating three Downtown Wilmington bars; "Last resort" says city attorney

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video Three Downtown Wilmington bars are being investigated by the state. Assistant City Attorney Bill Wolak says investigations like these are a last resort and happen only when law enforcement is not effective in keeping the peace at an establishment. Full story...
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New home for Old Books

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The store's owners had to evacuate their previous shop, after the city condemned the buildings at 22 and 24 N. Front St. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Specially trained officers run downtown cameras only on special occassions

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video On weekends, the nine cameras are monitored by one officer. It's only when Downtown Wilmington has special events, such as Halloween or the Azalea Ffestival, when trained officers actively use the cameras. Full story...
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WDI plan to improve downtown comes at a cost

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video Wilmington Downtown, Inc., wants to create a municipal service district in the central business district. The area of downtown that would be affected is between 5th Street and Water Street stretching between Ann Street and MLK Parkway. Full story...
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CFCC opens parking deck

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The deck is on a first-come, first-served basis for students and staff. Starting in two weeks, the public can park for a dollar an hour after 5 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays. Full story...
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Christmas comes early at new store

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With Memorial Day two weeks away you probably don't expect to see Santa Claus walking around, but St. Nick made an appearance in Downtown Wilmington for the opening of a new Christmas-themed store. Full story...
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Long-time Wilmington restaurant closes doors

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The New Liverpool Deli served Wilmingtonian's breakfast and lunch for 35 years, but today was the downtown location's last day. Full story...
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