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Downtown Wilmington

EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours

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videoDowntown Wilmington is filled with that old, historic, charm. And there's one man you can turn to to get a great lesson. He's known as the man with the cane. And he's behind the 'Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours.' Full story...
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Shoppers rush to finish Christmas lists

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videoWith Christmas just two days away, last minute shoppers rushed around town Monday, checking names of their Christmas lists. "We're seeing the deer and the headlights kind of husband coming in,” said Beatrice Vonville of Candles Etc. in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department needs your help identifying the man in the red shirt and the baseball cap in the photo. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jewish community marks Hanukkah with downtown celebration

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videoDozens of people from the Jewish community came together in downtown Wilmington to celebrate Hanukkah tonight. Full story...
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ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships

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Thanks to renewed enforcement of a state alcohol law you might not be able to get a drink, regardless of your age, if you’re not a card carrying member of that establishment. Full story...
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City closes $3.86M purchase for downtown park

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videoThe City of Wilmington this morning finalized the purchase of 6.63 acres along the northern downtown riverfront for a passive public park. Full story...
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Christmas trees light up in Downtown Wilmington and at Mayfaire

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videoThe countdown is complete, the lights are lit! Hundreds of kids of all ages showed up to the 4th annual Holiday Tree Lighting in downtown Wilmington Friday night. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Holiday Flea at BAC

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videoThe Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington is the place to find plenty of holiday goodies this weekend, whether it's shopping for just yourself or for friends and family. Full story...
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A can of food gets kids into the Children's Museum free Saturday

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videoThe Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s Inaugural ThankFULL Wilmington, a day of celebration, giving, and entertaining Thanksgiving-centered activities at the Museum, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013. Full story...
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Future of Water Street Parking Deck still in doubt

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videoFor years many people have called the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington an eyesore. City Council is working to change that, but it might not turn out the way some had wanted. Full story...
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Bulkhead work forces move of Wilmington Christmas tree

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videoIn downtown Wilmington, the city Christmas tree is in a new location this year. Instead of its traditional home in Riverfront Park, it is across the street in the open lot at the corner of Princess and Water streets. Full story...
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Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland

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videoThis time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning. No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region. Full story...
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City Council approves $3.9 million for downtown park

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videoDowntown Wilmington could have a very different appearance in the not-so-distant future after City Council approved a $3.9 million purchase of 6.3 acres on the downtown riverfront. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: City removes benches blamed for trouble

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videoLast month we asked the City of Wilmington about benches in front of a downtown gas station. The store's owner said the seats had become a gathering place for trouble. Now they are gone. Full story...
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Former Councilman Sparks calls out city for finding money for projects but not Love Grove

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The city has turned down a request for funding the new access, saying it doesn't have the money. But Sparks says the city has had absolutely no problem this past week finding $4 million to buy new downtown property, giving themselves raises, and lighting the Kenan Fountain for $50,000. Full story...
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