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Wilmington Downtown Inc.

Cucaloras Riverfront viewing hit with cold temperatures

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It's the first time the Cucalorus Film Festival has shown free outdoor screenings on Wilmington's video Riverfront, but it fell on a very cold weekend. Event Organizers say if it hadn't been for the cold temperatures, they had expected to see around 300 people at the Riverfront viewing. While they didn't see anywhere close to that number, several people say the cold didn't stop them. Full story...
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Leaders continue push to make downtown better

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video Downtown leaders got more advice today on how to make the area better. At a luncheon, business leaders, property owners and real estate professionals discussed trends and issues that affect downtown. Full story...
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Council gives green light for MSD review for downtown

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videoWilmington City Council approved a resolution to allow Wilmington Downtown Inc. to evaluate an Municipal Service District for the Downtown area. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington want new plan for parking deck property

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video The Water Street Parking Deck and the property it sits on have been hot topics around the city for close to a decade. Now the Residents of Old Wilmington are giving their two cents about the property’s future. 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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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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Hinnant to leave WDI

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videoJohn Hinnant is stepping down as the head of Wilmington Downtown Inc. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Failing downtown bulkhead means 2014 riverfront closure

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video It's one of the best known and most visited sites in historic downtown Wilmington. But some recent events have left engineers with a sinking feeling when it comes to the bulkhead under the Riverwalk. Full story...
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WDI walking tour to highlight impact of urban renewal downtown

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WDI's event will feature a unique collaboration between WDI CEO John Hinnant and retired New Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local historian. While walking and talking about the urban renewal that has taken place, photos will be on display to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on Wilmington's historic downtown. Full story...
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Downtown businesses cash in on Sundown Concert series

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videoWilmington downtown businesses looked to cash in on the Downtown Sundown Concert series’ crowd on Friday night. Full story...
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