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Wilmington

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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Wilmington mosque not controversial like New York's

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videoControversy continues to swirl around the so-called Ground Zero mosque in New York City. Meanwhile Wilmington is welcoming it's own Islamic center. In about a year a lot on Princess Place Drive will be the new home of the Tauheed Islamic Center. It's something Muslims in the Port City say is very much needed. Full story...
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US Marshals arrest accused murderer

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The U. S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, Violent Fugitive Task Force has apprehended a man wanted for murder in the city of Wilmington. Full story...
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Business owners learn about Convention Center jobs

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Another step closer to getting Wilmington's Convention Center up and running means more jobs. Full story...
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