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Wilmington City Council will discuss convention center hotel at next meeting

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The city and convention center hotel developer Harmony Hospitality, Inc. are finalizing a purchase and development agreement that is expected to be ready for City Council consideration at their Oct. 1 meeting. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck is also expected to be ready at that time and a public hearing will be held on both items. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council may spend $30,000 more to light downtown fountain

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About six months after the lighting around Wilmington's Kenan Memorial Fountain was changed, city leaders still aren't happy with the results. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim describes stabbing

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videoA man stabbed outside a downtown Wilmington gas station Monday is speaking out. Joseph King says he was talking with a homeless man he knows outside of the Family Fare at N. 3rd and Red Cross streets when Antoine Chapelle James confronted him and demanded money. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington host annual 'Back Door Kitchen Tour'

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ROW's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour opens the kitchens of nine beautiful historic homes to visitors. See the kitchens and admire their unique combinations of beauty, functionality and adaptability. You might even see something you want to add to your kitchen. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest stabbing suspect near WPD headquarters

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A late night stabbing just outside a downtown Wilmington gas station sent one man to the hospital, and landed his accused attacker behind bars. Full story...
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HAPPENING NOW: Boil advisory issued for some city residents

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Sensitive water main repair requires advisory for multiple city blocks: 1400 and 1500 blocks of Queen Street, 600 through 800 blocks of S. 15th Street, 700 and 800 blocks of S. 14th Street, 1418 Castle Street and 1414 Wooster Street Full story...
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Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.

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video Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant. Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city. Full story...
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Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert features Katy Perry Tribute Band

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videoAt the Downtown Sundown Concert Friday night, people of all ages, and many tweens enjoyed the sounds of Katy Perry, Pink and Adele. Full story...
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StarNews: Cash stolen from downtown Western Union

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A robber stole cash Wednesday afternoon from a Western Union in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City of Wilmington stops funding 'Bring It! Downtown'

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videoThe City of Wilmington will no longer fund the "Bring It! Downtown" initiative. In an email sent Thursday, city spokesman Dylan Lee says the Downtown Business Alliance, Wilmington Downtown Inc. and the city couldn't come to a consensus on a letter of agreement. Full story...
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Cucalorus Film Festival passes on sale now

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Early Bird passes for the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival are now on sale. The annual celebration takes place in downtown Wilmington, November 13-17, 2013 with more than 200 films and programs on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, short films, North Carolina film, and international cinema. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks council for grant to keep staffer 'vital' to downtown safety

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video As the City of Wilmington works to make downtown safer, the prosecutor's office is on the verge of losing a position that District Attorney Ben David says could ruin the positive momentum. The DA wants Wilmington City Council to step up and help him ensure the safety of everyone who comes downtown. Full story...
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New wine bistro headed to Downtown Wilmington

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video Downtown Wilmington will soon be getting a new restaurant. Perkeo is moving into the space that once was home to Deluxe. Full story...
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'Eastbound & Down' shoots at two downtown locations

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videoCrews from HBO's "Eastbound & Down" filmed at Manna on Princess Street in Downtown Wilmington today. The show also filmed today what looked like a Christmas scene at the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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