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City of Wilmington considering spending $3.5 million or more to buy downtown property

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video Two days after the municipal election, the City of Wilmington announced it is negotiating with Chuck Schoninger and Riverfront Holdings II, LLC to possibly buy land on the northern downtown riverfront for a "passive waterfront park." The proposed park would be between 6 and 7 acres and would cost the city between $3.5-$4 million, according to a city spokeswoman. Full story...
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Police, firefighters rescue deer downtown

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videoPolice officers and firefighters rescued a deer caught out of its normal surroundings this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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The Cape Fear celebrates Halloween

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video Halloween in the Cape Fear was another big scare! There were plenty of things for people of all ages to do. Full story...
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Hop on a Haunted Tour

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video Wilmington is known for its historic beauty, but some would argue the city is haunted. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Store owner says city benches bad for business

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videoA downtown business owner says he thinks new benches from the 3rd Street Improvement Project are causing problems at his gas station. New Hanover County 911 has received more than 100 calls about problems at the corner of N. 3rd and Red Cross streets in the past six months alone. Full story...
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Good idea for Downtown Wilmington? Raleigh mayor announces Downtown Raleigh Alliance gift card program

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Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced Wednesday the Shop Downtown Raleigh gift card program sponsored by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, set to launch on Friday. For a one dollar activation fee, shoppers can purchase the plastic cards online at ShopDowntownRaleigh.com, and use them to make purchases at any participating downtown Raleigh business. All the money you spend on the card will return to businesses downtown. Full story...
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City of Wilmington experimenting with new smart parking meters

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videoThe City of Wilmington is now testing new "smart" meters that accept credit cards. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 'Happy Gilmore' star blew .15 during Wilmington DWI stop

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videoA Hollywood star was arrested for DWI in Hollywood East early this morning, according to deputies at the New Hanover County Jail. Highway Patrol says Christopher McDonald blew .15 on a breath test after being pulled over on 3rd Street. Full story...
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Back Door Kitchen Tour reveals uniqueness of homes

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videoResidents of Old Wilmington (ROW) opened their doors to visitors for the annual Back Door Kitchen Tour this weekend. Full story...
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Ben Steelman's take on the 'Back Door Kitchen Tour'

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- Some of the most modern kitchens in Wilmington, oddly enough, are tucked into downtown's Historic District. Nine of these kitchens will be open to the public on Oct. 12 for the Residents of Old Wilmington's eighth annual Back Door Kitchen Tour. None of this year's kitchens has been on the tour before. Full story...
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35th annual Riverfest comes to a close

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videoThe 35th annual Riverfest has come to a close after a fun weekend of food, fireworks, and plenty of activities for the whole family. The festival celebrated its 35th birthday by pulling out all the stops. From live music, arts and crafts, and children's activities to competitions, dancing, martial arts and more, Riverfest attendee John Munn says this year's festival was a huge success. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Riverfest

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videoThe 35th Annual Riverfest Kicked off this evening in Downtown Wilmington. Vendors and performers spent all afternoon setting up and getting ready. Full story...
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Celebrate 35 years of fun at Riverfest

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video This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of Wilmington's Riverfest. Full story...
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WDI introduces new man in charge

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video After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, Wilmington Downtown inc. Has its new leader. Out of 38 resumes, one stood out. Ed Wolverton has more than 28 years of downtown and economic development experience. It's experience he hopes will revitalize downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Slice of Life to move across Market to old Rhino Club location

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videoJust two years after a gang leader was stabbed to death leaving the Rhino Club at 125 Market Street, a new tenant is moving in with hopes of restoring the building and its history. Full story...
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