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Convention center hotel gets franchise OK

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videoWilmington's long-awaited convention center hotel may finally be moving forward. Friday, the city learned that Hilton Hotels has approved Harmony Hospitality's application to build a $33.6 million, 186-room Embassy Suites as the convention center hotel. Full story...
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Transmission line causes power outages across the area

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Power is back up across the area after some Progress Energy customers experienced outages Monday morning. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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Train car derails in Wilmington

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videoA tank car derailed on 2nd and Kidder streets in Wilmington around 11 a.m. Full story...
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Man falls leaving UNCW basketball game, dies day later

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A Wilmington man accidentally fell and hit his head leaving the UNCW basketball Saturday night. Relatives say Francis Houts was taken to the hospital, but never woke up. They say he was pulled off life support Sunday. Full story...
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Busy intersection back open after crash takes down pole, traffic signals

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The intersection of College Rd. and Shipyard Blvd. is back open after a crash took down a pole and traffic signals. DOT crews worked for 4 hours to repair power of the intersection's traffic lights. Full story...
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Crews to remove utility poles in North 3rd Street Improvement Project

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videoProgress Energy crews will begin removing the remaining utility poles and overhead wires in the northern section of North 3rd street Monday. Full story...
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Left turn ban goes into effect on Airlie Rd. near Wrightsville Beach bridge

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videoDrivers won't be able to turn left near the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge for a while. The DOT agrees to restrict left turns to and from Airlie Road beginning this week. Full story...
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Sewer system overflow leaks into Greenfield Lake

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Approximately 1,000 gallons of diluted wastewater overflowed into Greenfield Lake Saturday. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington meet to honor one another

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videoAfter 40 years of contributing to downtown Wilmington, the Residents of Old Wilmington are still making improvements. Today members and previous ROW mayors came together to honor one another and celebrate the contributions that they have made to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington moving forward with pedestrian bridge near UNCW

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video Wilmington City Council is moving forward with plans to try and make crossing a busy street a lot safer. Concern from UNCW staff has the city looking at giving pedestrians a path over South College Rd. instead of across it. Full story...
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Wilmington asks for no left turns near Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

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Traffic near Wrightsville Beach may have another obstacle. The City of Wilmington has asked the state to temporarily keep drivers from turning left onto and off of Airlie Road. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Woodrow Wilson's Wilmington past

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videoThe 28th President spent some of his youth right here in the Port City while he father was pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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Goolsby to file bill to exempt Monkey Junction residents from city tax

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) plans to file a bill in the General Assembly that would keep Monkey Junction residents from paying taxes to Wilmington for the six months they were part of the city. Full story...
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