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Wilmington

ONLY ON 3: CFPUA chair: What problems?

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video Tuesday night Wilmington City Council tabled the CFPUA's request to hire a collection agency to gather delinquent funds. Council member Kevin O'Grady believes technical issues at the utility are so serious, that the request is "not ready to be considered." Full story...
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Displaced bookstore looks for help moving in

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A Wilmington bookstore is ready to move into a new location. Months after being forced to move because its old building was leaning, Old Books on Front Street's new store is getting some finishing touches. Full story...
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City holds final budget education meeting

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Attendees will hear a presentation about the budget and will have the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns in small group discussions with city staff Full story...
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Dram Tree Park reopens

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Downtown Wilmington residents near the intersection of Castle and Surry Streets finally have peace and quiet. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Dram Tree Park today. Full story...
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Wilmington uses online game to get budget feedback

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video Ever wish you could suggest how to spend city money or even take an axe to the budget? Now's your chance to start sharpening that axe. City leaders are working on Wilmington's next budget, and they want your input. Full story...
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Wilmington holds first budget education meeting tonight

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Wilmington residents have a chance tonight to learn about the city's budget in the first of three education meetings. City staff will make presentations about the budget and discuss questions and concerns. Full story...
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Wilmington Christmas tree tradition taking year off

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The so-called World's Largest Living Christmas Tree will not light up this winter. The City of Wilmington will likely move the tree-lighting to another location. Full story...
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City, county may not get return on Gravely commissioning investment

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video The recession has been hard on both the city and county, and both have talked about raising taxes to help make ends meet. But dishing out $50,000 for food and transportation is something city council members and county commissioners say is well worth it. So we crunched the numbers to find out the return on investment. Full story...
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Experts discuss business of sports in Wilmington

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video Sports are big business. Bringing that business to Wilmington was the topic of discussion this morning at the Wilmington Journal's Power Breakfast Series. Experts on the panel think the Port City could be a hit in the world of sports. Full story...
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Passersby help save man from car rollover

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Firefighters say when they arrived on scene a group of people was trying hold the car up to keep it from crushing the man pinned underneath. Full story...
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Downtown property finally cleaning up

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The property on the corner of Front and Brunswick Streets near the soon-to-open Convention Center has been in shambles the past year, and clean-up is finally underway Full story...
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New tennis complex honors trailblazer Gibson

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Tennis players in Wilmington can now fine tune their skills and honor the legacy of a tennis legend. City leaders cut the ribbon this morning to celebrate the opening of the new Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at what the City of Wilmington spends on subscriptions and dues

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videoWe got a lot of feedback after our recent report about New Hanover County spending almost $200,000 of your money on dues and subscriptions. Tonight, we're shifting our focus to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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City drops contempt motion against Dudley Mansion owners

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videoThe owner of the Dudley Mansion was scheduled for court today, but the City of Wilmington has reconsidered a motion claiming the owner was in contempt of court. Full story...
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Turn lane helps troublesome Wilmington intersection

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Heads up about a traffic change on Market Street. It will now be easier to leave Target and Party City on New Centre Drive. Full story...
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