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Wilmington

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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Survey on downtown gets city's attention

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video It's probably not a good sign when a city councilman calls Downtown Wilmington "tense - and combative." A lot of people have felt that way for a long time. But as we first told you last night - a recent survey conducted by the city proves it. More than half of those surveyed say they feel unsafe downtown. So what's a city to do? After talking with the city's spokesperson - we're not sure there actually IS a plan yet to curb violence downtown. But rest assured - it's on the city's radar now. Full story...
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City's low tax argument only part of equation

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In their arguments in favor of raising taxes, city officials say that they've only raised taxes once in the last decade, and that compared to the 10 largest cities in North Carolina, Wilmington has the second lowest tax rate. We did a little digging and found another relevant fact to consider. Full story...
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Wrightsville Ave. work to resume

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After several months of no work, construction will resume on the Wrightsville Avenue project. Full story...
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Wilmington may break promise not to use taxes for bonds

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videoA city newsletter in 2006 touted bond initiatives by claiming no tax money would be used to pay the bonds off. Now in the midst of a slumping economy, the sitting is considering breaking that promise. Full story...
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Moratorium proposed on Wilmington sweepstakes cafes

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Wilmington councilman Ron Sparks is proposing a moratorium on sweepstakes cafes to review zoning laws and create possible restrictions. Full story...
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Legend Hawk surprises Wilmington skaters

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video Imagine you're a basketball player heading out to your favorite court on a Sunday afternoon, and you find Michael Jordan there shooting hoops. That's what happened to skaters in Wilmington yesterday, who found Tony Hawk at the Greenfield Lake Skate Park. Full story...
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Volunteers help move 150,000 books from condemned store

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video A condemned building once full of books is now empty thanks to the helping hands of the community. Nearly 100 people helped Daughtry's Old Books on Front Street pack up Saturday. Full story...
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Front Street project reaches milestone

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A Wilmington city spokesperson says the Front Street revitalization project has hit its half-way point for the first block. Full story...
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Port City nation's first 'Smart City'

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video The plans for how to use so-called white spaces were unveiled today. They're gaps in the broadcasting spectrum left over from old analog TV. These gaps can be used for pretty much anything, and we're the guinea pigs Full story...
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Getting tired of Front Street mess

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video Wilmington City Spokesperson Dylan Lee says the end product will be well worth the frustration, but our question is what will front street be like for the Azalea Festival in April? Full story...
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Halyburton Park set ablaze

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About 15 to 20 acres were scorched in an effort to minimize the risk of wildfires while removing undergrowth, making it easier for native plants to grow. Full story...
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Wilmington ready to use freed analog signals

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Our city was the first in the nation to switch to digital television, and the move left lots of open analog air space. Now Wilmington will be the first in the nation to use what's called "white spaces" to improve access to the wireless Internet. It will also allow for a wireless network of web cameras around town. Full story...
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Halyburton burn tomorrow

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Fifteen to 20 acres will be set as part of a prescribed burn to minimize the risk of wild fire and help native species. Full story...
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Caffe Phoenix moving

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The restaurant currently at 9 South Front Street will move to the corner of Princess and North Front Street. Full story...
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