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3rd Street Paving Ordinance Passes

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Wilmington City Council unanimously voted on an ordinance to accept almost one million dollars from the state to repave about a mile of third street this summer. Full story...
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Sweepstakes Moratorium Passes

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video The Wilmington City Council unanimously decided to put a 90-day moratorium on new sweepstakes cafes. Full story...
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Wilmington's internet sweepstakes moratorium may have few teeth

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video City council members say many residents are concerned about the number of internet sweepstakes cafes popping up, but a moratorium could be tough to enforce. Full story...
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BREAKING NEWS FIRST ON 3: Corning plant fire out. No injuries reported

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videoUPDATED 7:00PM: A fire at the Corning Plant on College Road is out - and roadways are reopened. The fire was caused by a malfunction that led to overheating. No injuries reported. Full story...
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Watermark Marina holds bankruptcy auction

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The marina filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008. It was upgraded to Chapter 7 in November, meaning it must sell all its assets. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Shag contest deadline Saturday

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North Carolina designated the Shag as the official state popular dance in 2005. It's been a favorite, though, for much longer. Full story...
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Some non-profit CEOs pull down big salaries

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video As we first told you last night, the executive director of the Cameron Art Museum makes $127,000 a year. We didn't want to single out the CAM, though. There are half a dozen local non-profit executives making six-figure salaries while asking for your tax dollars. Full story...
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St. Pat's starts early, ends late at Wilmington pub

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St. Patrick's Day celebrations began early at the Harp, Wilmington's newest Irish pub on South 3rd Street. Full story...
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Realtors help petition for Whole Foods store

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video An online petition is circulating to bring a Whole Foods to Autumn Hall. Full story...
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St. Patrick's Parade Brings Irish Atmosphere Downtown

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videoIt was a great day for the Irish, and a great day for a parade. In a city not known for its Irish population, Wilmington's getting the hang of this St Patrick's Day thing. Full story...
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While tearing up the old, Front Street offers something new

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video Amid torn up pavement, tractors, cones and a road closed sign, a new Front Street restaurant is open for business. The Eat Spot faces a number of road blocks. Front Street construction and a tough economy are the storm its owners have chosen to weather. Full story...
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Businesses say Front Street work hurting bottom line

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Front Street construction is causing headaches for more than just drivers. It's created a bump in the road for businesses as well. Fewer customers have translated into more discounts at stores. Full story...
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Man shot outside bar near UNCW

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Just after 2 a.m. officers heard gunshots in the alley next to the bar, where they found a man on the ground. Witnesses say he was shot during a fight with an unknown white man in his 20s. Full story...
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Wrightsville Ave. work slow to resume

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Despite the warm temperature and the sunny skies we didn't see any construction activity today, and folks who work nearby say crews weren't doing much. Full story...
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Fence of keys makes everyone an artist

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If you've walked through Downtown Wilmington lately you may wonder why there are a thousands of keys hanging on a construction fence. Full story...
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