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Downtown Wilmington

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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Arrest made in Dock Street rape

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Wilmington Police and US Marshals arrested 18-year-old Damian Johnson Saturday night. He is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, sexual offense and robbery. The alleged attack happened in the 300 block of Dock Street around 1:00 a.m. July 13th. Full story...
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Homeade arts and crafts enjoyed at Riverfront Park

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People filled Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Sunday afternoon looking for a bargain. The Sunday Scene Arts and Crafts Fair featured vendors that make all homemade arts and crafts. Full story...
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Woman assaulted downtown, police look for help

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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a man who attacked a woman earlier this week downtown. The attack happened in the 300 block of Dock Street around 1:00 Monday morning. Full story...
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City considers making downtown more green

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There has been an effort for years to get more green space in downtown Wilmington. Now, the city has a chance for a riverfront park. The city is considering buying three and a half acres of waterfront property for a park. Full story...
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Holiday foot traffic helps some downtown Wilmington businesses

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Thousands of people flocked to downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Independence Day fireworks. That included the many tourists who were in town for the holiday weekend. All the foot traffic downtown translated into dollars for businesses. Full story...
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Local business can look forward to more cruise ships in Wilmington

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Local businesses will get another boost, with four cruise ships docking in Wilmington. Three American Cruise Line ships will arrive in May; the first on Sunday. Full story...
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Renovated building downtown awarded Greenspace of the Month

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When you live downtown, green space can be difficult to come across, but one developer is trying to change that. Full story...
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New public restrooms open in downtown Wilmington

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The battle for public restrooms in downtown Wilmington has been long fought, and there is finally some relief. Full story...
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Beautiful Easter weather brings out vendors along Riverfront

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Sunday may have been the holiest day of the year for Christians, but some of them spent the day working. Full story...
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Downtown bars packed as fans watch UNC win national championship

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It was a Carolina blue kind of night Monday. Sports bars were packed with UNC fans Monday night as the Tar Heels battled Michigan State for the NCAA National Basketball Championship. Full story...
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