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Downtown Wilmington

City still working out details for downtown taxi stand

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After complaints about the first trial run, taxi companies called this past weekend's taxi stand experiment a success.

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Decorations showcased for Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour

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It may take you a couple of days to decorate your home for the holidays. Imagine it taking a week. That is what has been going on inside the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington enjoys tree lighting, Santa Claus

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Christmas cheer lit up the Cape Fear River Friday evening. Caroling filled the air in downtown Wilmington as the city held it's annual Christmas tree lighting. Full story...
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City Council approves contract for downtown construction

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videoBeginning in January, crews will tear up and redo parts of Front Street to beautify downtown, as well as improve water and sewer lines. Tuesday night, Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution awarding the contract for the construction. Full story...
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Fears surround Front Street construction

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videoWilmington City Council has some big plans for improving downtown, but some business owners are worried they will not be around by the time the work is finished. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington to test out taxi stands

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Group looks to strengthen standards for demolishing Wilmington's historic buildings

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The future of historic Wilmington was the topic of discussion at a downtown meeting Tuesday night. The Historic Wilmington Foundation and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. asked for the public's ideas and support. Full story...
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Council approves more downtown bathrooms along riverfront

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In a five-to-two vote, council approved the construction of more bathrooms, and a shower facility for boaters along the Wilmington Riverfront. Full story...
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Some unhappy with downtown demolition

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More of the old Wilmington Police Department building is rubble Tuesday as crews continue to demolish it. They are making way for a new building for Cape Fear Community College. But not everyone is pleased with the building coming down. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington artwork receives international accolades

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There were international accolades for the city of Wilmington's pedestrian art. The project has been in place for three years and has aimed to enhance the downtown area with unique and interesting artwork. Full story...
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Downtown bar looks to deter violence

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videoIf you have ever been out late downtown during the weekend, you have probably noticed the large crowds and increased police presence. The mix of people and alcohol can be dangerous. At least one bar owner has made some changes in hopes to deter violence and make things safer. Full story...
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Wilmington Police keep busy downtown with several weekend arrests

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Wilmington Police kept busy managing an unusual number of unruly crowds this weekend. There were seven arrests in downtown Wilmington, including charges of disorderly conduct... Full story...
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Investigation underway in Sidebar incident

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The Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency is investigating an incident at a downtown Wilmington bar. Thursday, a twenty year old patron was inside Sidebar on Front Street when he got into a fight. Full story...
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Three Wilmington bouncers arrested after early morning fight

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Three bouncers at a downtown Wilmington bar were arrested following an early morning bar fight. It happened at Sidebar, on Front Street, around 2:00 a.m. Officers said they got there just in time to see a bouncer push a male patron... Full story...
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Military members hope waiting period is put in the past

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videoAn old state law could soon be history. If Governor Bev Perdue puts her stamp on it, the three-day waiting period to get into area bars and clubs would give way to an open door policy. The issue is being watched closely by the military. Full story...
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