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Downtown Wilmington

Crow Hill closes

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As Caffe Phoenix prepares for its July 31 closing, the restaurant that took over the 9 Front St. space Caffe Phoenix originally filled served its last meal Sunday. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Murchison Building

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videoAt one point, it was the tallest building along the Cape Fear River and was considered a symbol of class. Recently, our Chris Phillips took a look inside the Murchison Building, which is featured this week in Building history, downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Patriotic Concert changes venue due to heat

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The Wilmington Patriotic Concert scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. on the riverfront downtown is changing locations. Full story...
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Building History: Downtown Wilmington

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video We start a new franchise, Building history, Downtown Wilmington. Our Chris Phillips will showcase local homes and Businesses and share their stories with you. Full story...
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Downtown staple Caffe Phoenix closing doors July 31

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video A staple of downtown Wilmington is closing its doors. After more than two decades, Caffe Phoenix will serve its last meal July 31. Full story...
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Downtown marketing task force unveils "Bring it! Downtown" campaign

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video Wilmington city leaders have agreed the investment of $60,000 is worth the cost. That's how much money from the city's parking fund they are giving a marketing task force to encourage folks to shop and dine downtown. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend $60,000 from downtown parking fund for marketing

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video The city will spend $60,000, $30,000 of which will come out of this fiscal year's budget. The other $30,000 will come out of next fiscal year's budget in two phases. Full story...
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Riverboat-themed cruise ship rides out Beryl in Wilmington

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You may have noticed a large boat docked on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington this week. Its stop in the Port City was not on its itinerary. Full story...
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Crews set up downtown to film 'Iron Man 3'

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video "Iron Man 3" filming is underway. Maybe you noticed detours downtown this morning. Chestnut between 2nd and 3rd streets was closed for filming. Fences were set up to keep people away from the "Iron Man 3" set, but they're certainly not enough to keep some fans from getting as close as they can. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Mayor Saffo won't support baseball proposal

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In an exclusive interview this morning on The Big Talker FM with Chad Adams, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he and other city council members cannot support the baseball stadium proposal pitched to them two weeks ago. Coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30, we'll talk with the StarNews's Shannan Bowen about a recent survey the paper did on public support of a new baseball stadium. Full story...
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