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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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Downtown businesses have mixed feelings on economic impact of proposed ballpark

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video Building a baseball stadium in Wilmington could have a huge impact on the Cape Fear area, especially for businesses close by. Business owners we spoke with say a ballpark would definitely help the downtown economy, but only certain businesses would benefit. Full story...
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Braves' Cox, Schuerholz join ballpark panel discussion

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The Atlanta Braves are bringing in a couple of big bats for a panel discussion about Wilmington's plans for a ballpark. Braves President John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox will join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast panel Tuesday morning. Full story...
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UNCW conference focuses on economic recovery, downtown strategies

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video New numbers suggest our local, state and national economy is making a slow but steady rebound from the great recession. Today, business owners, developers and economists in our area met to discuss the economic forecast and to devise strategies on how to get more folks to live, work and play downtown. Full story...
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