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Front Street project progresses

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The Azalea Festival was a critical date for the Front Street Improvement Project. Phase one of the project, between Market and Princess Streets was ready for the festival as scheduled. Full story...
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Peacemaker crew enjoying Port City visit

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video If you've been down to the Wilmington Riverfront this week, you've probably noticed the 150-foot tall ship the Peacemaker. The 15 crew members arrived in the Port City Tuesday for the Azalea Festival after spending the winter in Savannah. Full story...
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City offers Azalea Festival parking, traffic reminders

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The City of Wilmington has several tips and reminders about parking and traffic downtown this weekend during the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Wilmington City Offices closed Friday; Trash pick-up not affected

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City offices will be closed on Friday in observance of Good Friday. Trash, yard waste and recycling service will be unaffected by the closure. City customers who normally have their trash, recycling and yard waste picked up on Fridays are asked to have all items curbside by 7:30 a.m. Full story...
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Lindsey Shaw to reign as Queen Azalea

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video The star of the ABC Family show "10 Things I Hate About You" will be crowned during a free event in Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington on Wednesday, April 7, at 5 p.m. You can watch it live on WWAY NewsChannel 3, your official NC Azalea Festival station. Full story...
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Saffo meets with Iraqi counterpart

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo got a special visit at City Hall today. Through an interpreter Saffo spent several minutes talking with Mayor Mahmood Khalif Ahmed al Bomandi of Samarra, Iraq. Full story...
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Historic home auction benefits charity

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The 4,100 square foot house built in 1925 was featured on "One Tree Hill." You can tour the house during the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue talks jobs with business leaders

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video Gov. Bev Perdue used a power breakfast with area business and community leaders to outline her plans to bring more jobs to the state. The governor pledged to recreate the Port City's community that thrives on small businesses. Full story...
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Is golf course purchase right decision?

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Wilmington City Council members say purchasing Inland Greens would fulfill a promise they made when floating the 2006 Parks Bond. Full story...
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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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