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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington selected for jobs programWilmington is among five in North Carolina selected to participate in InnovateN
Wilmington selected for jobs program
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 43 minutes ago
Wilmington is among five in North Carolina selected to participate in InnovateNC, a partnership between N.C. State University's Institute for Emerging Issues and a group of public, private and nonprofit entities expected to yield $250,000 worth of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington City Council pursues taking land for roadOn Tuesday, the council voted 5-2 to authorize condemnation of 4709 New Centre
Wilmington City Council pursues taking land for road
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
On Tuesday, the council voted 5-2 to authorize condemnation of 4709 New Centre Drive and to set aside $352,500 for the proceedings. When the city files a condemnation action, it must also set aside an amount of money it believes is adequate, said... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Proposed grocery store near Mayfaire clears hurdleOn Wednesday, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend approval o
Proposed grocery store near Mayfaire clears hurdle
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
On Wednesday, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the rezoning, which will be considered by the city council on Oct. 6. The 1511 Eastwood Road property, zoned as residential, lies between Town Center Drive and Military... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City council candidate forum scheduledResidents of Old Wilmington and the Downtown Business Alliance are holding the
City council candidate forum scheduled
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
Residents of Old Wilmington and the Downtown Business Alliance are holding the forum to give voters an opportunity to hear views on city issues, especially those that affect downtown residents and businesses. A meet and greet will start at 6 p.m.... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington council approves raises for Cheatham, two othersThe city council voted unanimously Tuesday to give Cheatham a 1.5 percent cost-
Wilmington council approves raises for Cheatham, two others
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to give Cheatham a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase and a 1.5 percent merit increase. Cheatham's roughly $5,500 raise brings his annual salary to $188,959. The council evaluates three positions -- the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City could move holiday celebration to Legion StadiumIf finalized, the Legion Stadium events would replace similar programming nearb
City could move holiday celebration to Legion Stadium
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
If finalized, the Legion Stadium events would replace similar programming nearby at Greenfield Lake and be modeled after past events at the "World's Largest Living Christmas Tree" at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. On Monday, Community Services... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City puts brakes on four-lane River RoadOn Monday, council members consented to a staff recommendation to allow the rea
City puts brakes on four-lane River Road
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
On Monday, council members consented to a staff recommendation to allow the realigned section to move forward with just two lanes instead of four. In the meantime, city staff will take a broader approach reviewing future transportation needs in the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Sidewalk, ramps repair project completeSince March, crews repaired sidewalks and ramps or installed crosswalks in the
Sidewalk, ramps repair project complete
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
Since March, crews repaired sidewalks and ramps or installed crosswalks in the following areas: Forest Hills area north of Oleander Drive, Dock Street, Ann Street, Orange Street, Sixth Street and Chestnut Street. The $409,550 project was the city’s... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Water Street renovations plannedWhen will the work begin? The contractor will begin bringing equipment in the
Water Street renovations planned
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
When will the work begin? The contractor will begin bringing equipment in the week of Sept. 21, though work will not begin until the week of Sept. 28. Where are the work areas? The first phase of the work will occur in the areas of the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City ponders future of bus garageWave Transit has moved out of the 1.5-acre city-owned property and is preparing
City ponders future of bus garage
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
Wave Transit has moved out of the 1.5-acre city-owned property and is preparing to turn it back over to the city, which has long had plans to donate the property to Wilmington Southside Community Development, Inc. In 2007, the city council approved... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Undeveloped Lea-Hutaff Island offers refuge for wildlife, visitors

Sharp angles of a roofline appear on the horizon as you glide across the wat

Undeveloped Lea-Hutaff Island offers refuge for wildlife, visitors
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago

Sharp angles of a roofline appear on the horizon as you glide across the water to Lea Island. From a distance, the A-frame structure appears to hover just above the sand dunes dotted with sea oats.

The 25-year-old oceanfront house is a... Read more

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The Wilmington Star-News
Salvage shop to reopen WednesdayThe ceremony is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the shop, which is in the rear of Steve
Salvage shop to reopen Wednesday
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 days ago
The ceremony is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the shop, which is in the rear of Stevens Hardware Co. at 1831 Dawson St. The salvage shop will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is accepting donations of historic architectural elements with a... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
12 to Watch - Staying busy

The 12 to Watch didn't slack off this summer.

Jana Jones Halls added

12 to Watch - Staying busy
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago

The 12 to Watch didn't slack off this summer.

Jana Jones Halls added a new summer program for rising ninth-graders to the Blue Ribbon Commission's offerings. At Skywatch Bird Rescue, Amelia Mason and her team of volunteers received 20 to 30... Read more

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The Wilmington Star-News
Drainage work to close city streetsPatricia Drive between Sharon and Clearbrook drives will be closed for 90 days
Drainage work to close city streets
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
Patricia Drive between Sharon and Clearbrook drives will be closed for 90 days beginning this week. The city is asking drivers to avoid the work area until the road reopens in November. The closure is part of a $5.4 million Wisteria/Clearbrook... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Buses, limos can reserve downtown spacesThe policy, which recently received unanimous support from the city council, ad
Buses, limos can reserve downtown spaces
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
The policy, which recently received unanimous support from the city council, adds a mechanism for reservations but also regulates the practice. Large vehicles are not allowed to idle and must park within designated spaces. Large vehicles may reserve... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City inks deal for parking spacesThe city council recently authorized an agreement with owners Susan Flynn, Char
City inks deal for parking spaces
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
The city council recently authorized an agreement with owners Susan Flynn, Charles Scott and Linda Tuttle to lease 21 parking spaces in the lot, known as the Ligon Flynn lot, through 2031. The total cost to lease the 21 spaces through 2031 is... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
ARTblast canceled after city denies requestARTblast wanted to close a section of Front Street on Oct. 17 -- the same day a
ARTblast canceled after city denies request
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
ARTblast wanted to close a section of Front Street on Oct. 17 -- the same day as the PPD Beach2Battleship triathlon also requested permission to close streets downtown. Because of the size, complexity and regional impact of Beach2Battleship, the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City seeking innovative jobs grantWilmington is one of 18 communities that responded to a request for proposals i
City seeking innovative jobs grant
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
Wilmington is one of 18 communities that responded to a request for proposals issued by InnovateNC, a partnership between N.C. State University's Institute for Emerging Issues and a group of public, private and nonprofit entities. Other large cities... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Mayor taps task force for rail moveThis week, the council decided it is willing to pay $100,000 to study moving th
Mayor taps task force for rail move
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
This week, the council decided it is willing to pay $100,000 to study moving the rail line and adding trolley service to the existing line. Under a city proposal, Wilmington's Metropolitan Planning Organization and the N.C. Department of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington Green organizing gardensPascal, who coordinates the Wilmington office of Interfaith Refugee Ministries,
Wilmington Green organizing gardens
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
Pascal, who coordinates the Wilmington office of Interfaith Refugee Ministries, knew the garden would be popular with Burmese refugees who live near Devon Park United Methodist Church. Wilmington Green installed 20 gardening beds on the church... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Community gardens allowed on city landThe sliver of land on Dock may host the first garden under a new policy that al
Community gardens allowed on city land
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
The sliver of land on Dock may host the first garden under a new policy that allows community gardens on city-owned land. Groups can apply to install gardens on unused or vacant land and even some parks. From the city's perspective, the gardens have... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Convention center management firm extended for 3 yearsThe city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with SMG throu
Convention center management firm extended for 3 years
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with SMG through Oct. 31, 2018. The city will pay SMG an annual $112,500 management fee. SMG is also eligible for an annual productivity reward of up to $112,500. Eligibility for the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington wants to extend road near 23rd Street and expanding businessOn Tuesday, the city council will consider a resolution asking the state Depart
Wilmington wants to extend road near 23rd Street and expanding business
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 17 days ago
On Tuesday, the city council will consider a resolution asking the state Department of Transportation and the N.C. General Assembly to find money to help pay to extend Scientific Park Drive to North 26th Street. One reason behind the push to... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City talks 4-laning new section of River RoadSupporters argue now is the time to make the improvements as Newland Communitie
City talks 4-laning new section of River Road
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
Supporters argue now is the time to make the improvements as Newland Communities builds the massive RiverLights community, which consists of 1,400 acres and will have up to 2,700 home sites when fully built out. Newland plans to close a nearly... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Public hearings set on derelict housesThe three houses are at 1014 N. Seventh St., 108 N. 13th St. and 1409 Glenn St.
Public hearings set on derelict houses
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
The three houses are at 1014 N. Seventh St., 108 N. 13th St. and 1409 Glenn St., according to the city. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall at 102 N. Third St. When houses fall into major disrepair, they can run afoul of the city's... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
CFPUA work is paying offA cascade of sewage spills both large and small in the mid-2000s was an embarra
CFPUA work is paying off
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
A cascade of sewage spills both large and small in the mid-2000s was an embarrassment to Wilmington, New Hanover County and the state as a whole. It put a spotlight on how area growth had overwhelmed the capacity of infrastructure installed years... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Spanish galleon replica visits Wilmington"The bell," said the 7-year-old, standing on the dock next to the replica of a
Spanish galleon replica visits Wilmington
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
"The bell," said the 7-year-old, standing on the dock next to the replica of a 16th-century Spanish galleon. Gabe was one of hundreds of people who toured the ship Saturday as it visits downtown Wilmington. “I’m overwhelmed with the crowd here... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Tall ship sails the Cape Fear RiverCars lined up along Bay Street. Spectators lounged on a grassy hill and lingere
Tall ship sails the Cape Fear River
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
Cars lined up along Bay Street. Spectators lounged on a grassy hill and lingered under patches of shade. Children climbed on rocks wedged in the sandy shore of the Cape Fear River. All were waiting for a glimpse of the passing ship. In the distance... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Changes on tap for downtown intersectionOnce the project is complete, traffic lights at the intersection will be progra
Changes on tap for downtown intersection
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
Once the project is complete, traffic lights at the intersection will be programmed to stay red overnight until a vehicle arrives at the intersection. The city hopes the red lights will lower the likelihood vehicles will slam into the Kenan Memorial... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Changes on tap for downtown intersectionOnce the project is complete, traffic lights at the intersection will be progra
Changes on tap for downtown intersection
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
Once the project is complete, traffic lights at the intersection will be programmed to stay red overnight until a vehicle arrives at the intersection. The city hopes the red lights will lower the likelihood vehicles will slam into the Kenan Memorial... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Replica Spanish galleon's arrival delayedThe El Galeon originally was scheduled to arrive Thursday for a 10-day stop wit
Replica Spanish galleon's arrival delayed
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 21 days ago
The El Galeon originally was scheduled to arrive Thursday for a 10-day stop with tours. Weather delayed the sailing ship, which is now scheduled to reach the Cape Fear River on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wilmington Harbor... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Replica Spanish galleon's arrival delayedThe El Galeon originally was scheduled to arrive Thursday for a 10-day stop wit
Replica Spanish galleon's arrival delayed
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
The El Galeon originally was scheduled to arrive Thursday for a 10-day stop with tours. Weather delayed the sailing ship, which is now scheduled to reach the Cape Fear River on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wilmington Harbor... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington tests process to uncover brick streetsThe heat loosens the asphalt so crews can scrape it away from the bricks. The c
Wilmington tests process to uncover brick streets
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
The heat loosens the asphalt so crews can scrape it away from the bricks. The city chose Red Cross Street for the testing because of complaints about the ride quality, said Deputy City Manager Richard King. The idea was to test the process in the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
CFPUA reduces sewage spillsIn a more recent five-year period while the CFPUA controlled the system, the vo
CFPUA reduces sewage spills
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
In a more recent five-year period while the CFPUA controlled the system, the volume of spilled sewage would fill nearly four Olympic pools. The authority is touting what it calls a dramatic reduction in both reportable sewage spills and, perhaps... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Native plants part of park revitalizationThe plantings were at an educational stormwater management site installed more
Native plants part of park revitalization
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
The plantings were at an educational stormwater management site installed more than a decade ago. The site includes a rain garden, native plantings, shade trees, rain barrels, pervious pavement, pet waste stations and educational signs. The city’s... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City turns ditch into wetlandThe wetland will absorb and filter runoff, which will soak into the ground inst
City turns ditch into wetland
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
The wetland will absorb and filter runoff, which will soak into the ground instead of heading directly into Hewletts Creek, according to the city. Stormwater crews planted native plants that attract dragonflies and damselflies, which prey on... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington wants to name bridge after Trooper 'Lucky' SwartzThe Wilmington City Council recently passed a resolution asking the N.C. Depart
Wilmington wants to name bridge after Trooper 'Lucky' Swartz
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
The Wilmington City Council recently passed a resolution asking the N.C. Department of Transportation to name the Oleander Drive bridge in honor of Swartz, who died in 2012 at 85. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, Swartz was known for patrolling Oleander... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
City seeks innovative jobs funds Published: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.Last Modified: Friday, August
City seeks innovative jobs funds
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 25 days ago
Published: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.Last Modified: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. WILMINGTON – Wilmington will submit an application for a two-year program that aims to create “innovative jobs.”The... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Youth learn skills, build gardening bedsShe is among a group of 14 teens enrolled in a six-week summer employment progr
Youth learn skills, build gardening beds
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 26 days ago
She is among a group of 14 teens enrolled in a six-week summer employment program offered by Kids Making It. From 8 a.m. to noon, four days a week, the teens earn hourly wages as they install a dozen raised gardening beds in a handful of Wilmington... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
College Acres Drive closed next weekCollege Acres Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7
College Acres Drive closed next week
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 27 days ago
College Acres Drive will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Monday through Friday, according to the city. Crews are replacing two drainage pipes and repaving College Acres Drive between Racine and South College... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Rezoning sought for Surry St. landThe undeveloped land, at 606 Surry St., is next to the city’s Dram Tree Park at
Rezoning sought for Surry St. land
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 27 days ago
The undeveloped land, at 606 Surry St., is next to the city’s Dram Tree Park at the corner of Surry and Castle streets under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. At Wednesday's meeting of the city’s planning commission, Jay Short, an attorney, said owners... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Curbside electronics program a successThe city will collect intact televisions and computer electronics from city tra
Curbside electronics program a success
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 28 days ago
The city will collect intact televisions and computer electronics from city trash customers at no extra charge. Pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays by appointment. The electronics will be recycled. Customers must call 910-341-7875 to schedule... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Grocery store proposal delayedOn Wednesday, the city’s planning commission voted four to one to delay a decis
Grocery store proposal delayed
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
On Wednesday, the city’s planning commission voted four to one to delay a decision on the rezoning matter to Sept. 2. After the commission weighs in, the proposal will end up before the city council, which has the final say. The Eastwood Road... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Alcohol sales approved for new parkThe city aims to attract concerts and festivals to the new 6.63-acre park off t
Alcohol sales approved for new park
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
The city aims to attract concerts and festivals to the new 6.63-acre park off the foot of Cowan Street. Event organizers generally expect alcoholic beverage sales and service to be allowed, according to the city. Additionally, food and beverage... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Two city homes face demolitionOn Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the order for houses at 515 Bladen
Two city homes face demolition
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the order for houses at 515 Bladen St. and 206 Dixie Ave. The council delayed a decision on a house at 407 Henry St. until the second meeting in September to give neighbors a chance to pitch in to repair... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Discussion on parking meters delayedThough the matter was on the city council’s Tuesday agenda, the council voted t
Discussion on parking meters delayed
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
Though the matter was on the city council’s Tuesday agenda, the council voted to delay it to Aug. 18 to give staff more time to work on the matter, which first surfaced at council’s July 21 meeting. Such a program would accommodate tour buses here... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Zoning approved for Ogden developmentOn Tuesday, the city council voted 5-1 to approve zoning to accommodate Ogden M
Zoning approved for Ogden development
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 30 days ago
On Tuesday, the city council voted 5-1 to approve zoning to accommodate Ogden Market Place. Halpern Development Co. of Atlanta plans to construct a 45,000-square-foot grocery store -- reported to be Publix's first location in the Wilmington area --... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington explores swapping train tracks for trolley routeThe tracks can present safety issues, such as the past derailment that blocked
Wilmington explores swapping train tracks for trolley route
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 1 months ago
The tracks can present safety issues, such as the past derailment that blocked access to the Love Grove community for hours. They delay drivers and complicate road improvements. The cost to elevate a planned extension of Independence Boulevard over... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Ogden Market Place shopping center to be zonedOn Tuesday, the city council will hold a public hearing and vote to zone the si
Ogden Market Place shopping center to be zoned
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 1 months ago
On Tuesday, the city council will hold a public hearing and vote to zone the site at the corner of Market Street and Middle Sound Loop Road. Atlanta-based Halpern Development Co. plans to construct a 45,000-square-foot grocery store -- reported to... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Cottage housing proposal draws scrutinyAlthough the proposal came unanimously recommended by the city's planning commi
Cottage housing proposal draws scrutiny
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 1 months ago
Although the proposal came unanimously recommended by the city's planning commission, council members are concerned about the impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Before making a final decision, council members will delve into their concerns during a... Read more
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