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City says 3rd Street will be ready for Azalea Festival

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The City of Wilmington says work is on track to have 3rd Street ready through Grace Street in time for the Azalea Festival. The city says all traffic control will be removed, and the full road will be open for the Azalea Festival parade on April 14. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington voters tepid on City Council, warming to CFPUA

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videoWe're taking a closer look at an exclusive poll that reveals what Wilmington voters think about some major issues in our city, namely, the job City Council is doing, as well as what voters think about the CFPUA. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Marsh Oaks residents sue Wilmington over re-zoning of annexed area

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videoThe battle over rezoning one section of Market Street is not over. Some Marsh Oaks residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington chef selected as nominee for Food & Wine's 'The People's Best New Chef 2012'

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Cameo 19 Hundred announced FOOD & WINE has selected Chef Kirsten Mitchell as a nominee for The People’s Best New Chef. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' finale scheduled for April 4

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The CW today announced the dates for finales for the remainder of the season, including ONE TREE HILL, which will conclude its nine-year run in a special, two-hour series finale Wednesday, April 4, 8-10 p.m. Full story...
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Spill forces lane closure on S. College Road for hours

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The truck hauling road paving material began to leak while traveling north on S. College Road. The driver said he thought a cleaning liquid mixed with the tar he was carrying, causing it to expand and spill over the top of the truck. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at renovations to Riverfront Park

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video An extreme makeover is coming to downtown Wilmington. No, not a ballpark. The city wants to redesign riverfront park. The architects revealed some of the plans today. Full story...
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SURVEY: Wilmington cheapest in state for basic services

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Wilmington ranks No. 1 in Michael Jacobs’ “N.C. Stewardship Index,” a chart that ranks the largest 25 North Carolina cities based on a system of metrics comparing their respective property tax rates, and water and sewer rates. Full story...
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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

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video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events. Full story...
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Groups rally to oppose, support idea of tax-funded baseball stadium

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videoThe idea of building a baseball stadium here in Wilmington is not a homerun for everyone. Saturday, folks rallied together to protest and petition it, but just down the street, others played ball in support. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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City to spend big for ballpark, hotel legal fees

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Wilmington City Council will vote Tuesday to spend more than $150,000 for fees associated with negotiations for a ballpark and Convention Center hotel. The city also looks to budget $430,000 for legal fees on the two projects next year. Full story...
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Block of Chestnut Street closed through Monday for work

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Road work will keep a Wilmington street closed through the weekend. Crews were scheduled to close Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Street starting at 7 a.m. The closure is expected to last through the end of the day Monday. Full story...
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