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Wilmington

Cameras help ease Wilmington traffic

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In a joint project with the state Department of Transportation, the city has installed 30 cameras at major intersections in Wilmington. The new system will allow better timing and coordination of traffic signals. Full story...
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Small turnout for big budget hearing

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Despite a large tax increase in Wilmington's budget proposal, few residents showed up to speak at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington affects thousands

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A Wilmington power outage leaves 2,800 people and businesses in the dark. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dummy in tree creates racial tension in Wilmington neighborhood

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A black mannequin hanging by a rope at a property on Marstellar Street near 16th Street offended some neighbors. Full story...
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New traffic patterns downtown causing confusion

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video Ann Street used to be one-way between 5th and 3rd Streets, but now drivers can go eastbound and westbound. Also, there are new four-way stop signs at Ann and 4th Streets and Ann and 7th Streets. Full story...
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Child porn lands Wilmington man in prison

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A Wilmington man will spend the next 28 years in federal prison for manufacturing child pornography. Full story...
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Cruise ship visits Port City

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Downtown Wilmington was paid a visit from an extra large visitor on Sunday as the "American Spirit" docked for the afternoon and evening. Full story...
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Part of Front Street back open to traffic

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Front Street between Market and Princess Streets in Downtown Wilmington is back open to traffic. Full story...
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Inside Wilmington's budget

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video Property taxes alone won't be enough to balance the city's budget Full story...
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Wilmington residents face potential of three tax hikes

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As voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase in New Hanover County and the County Commission likely to approve a penny property tax increase, last night Wilmington City Council discussed raising its property tax to help close a budget gap. Full story...
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Sweepstakes café owners speak out on license fees

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It will cost 24-hour establishments $3,000 per machine per year to operate. For businesses open between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., it will cost $2,000 per machine per year. Full story...
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Cunningham talks to Wilmington Voters

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Cal Cunningham, a Democrat running for US Senate, spent time Sunday afternoon talking to voters in Wilmington. Full story...
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Homes evacuated after gas leak

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A gas leak shut down part of a Wilmington neighborhood this afternoon. A man accidentally backed his truck over a natural gas pipe in the 200 block of Greenville Avenue. Full story...
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Azalea Festival brings business boom

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video There were concerns prior to the festival that the front street improvement project might hurt profits, but shops and restaurants say business was good. Full story...
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Condemned downtown building could reopen

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In January, the former home of Old Books on Front Street was closed after the building. Since then, businesses have evacuated and the building has been empty. Full story...
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