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Downtown Wilmington

Panel discusses vision for Cape Fear Riverfront

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video The panel, which was organized by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, not only laid out a vision for growth in downtown Wilmington, but also the land lining the opposite side of the river. The panel was comprised of economic, legal and environmental strategists. Full story...
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Fire damages downtown Wilmington home

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An afternoon fire damaged a house in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Fire Department says no one was at the home in the 900 block of North 5th Avenue when it started. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bicyclist injured after crashing into an SUV

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EMS rushed a bicyclist to the hospital after he crashed into an SUV in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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HMS Bounty replica visiting Wilmington

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A replica of a famous 18th century ship will visit Wilmington next week. The Tall Ship HMS Bounty will arrive in Riverfront Park on May 17th and be open to the public for tours from Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: North 3rd closed at Red Cross Friday & Monday

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North 3rd Street, at the Red Cross Street intersection, will be closed Friday and Monday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. while a new sewer line is installed underneath the road. Full story...
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City Council bucks planning board, agrees to 50-percent window signage

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Wilmington City Council voted Tuesday night to allow 50-percent sign coverage of windows of downtown business. The planning commission originally wanted to allow only 25-percent coverage, but the city ultimately sided with business owners who wanted more. Full story...
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Downtown business owners hope for middle ground with Council on signage

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video For months now Wilmington City Council has looked at regulating signage in business storefronts. At tonight's City Council meeting, business owners hope they can find some kind of middle ground with city leaders. Full story...
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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

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A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark. Full story...
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