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The Wilmington Star-News
Officials finally break ground on convention center hotelWILMINGTON -- Marking an end to years of planning and legal wrangling, dignitar
Officials finally break ground on convention center hotel
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
WILMINGTON -- Marking an end to years of planning and legal wrangling, dignitaries and officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. “How sweet it is,” a beaming Mayor Bill... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Cole Bros. Circus may not be part of Azalea Festival this yearThe N.C. Azalea Festival issued a news release Thursday morning that said the c
Cole Bros. Circus may not be part of Azalea Festival this year
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
The N.C. Azalea Festival issued a news release Thursday morning that said the circus will not be touring this year, but a circus spokesman later denied the claim. Cole Bros. spokesman Bill Carter, reached late Thursday morning in DeLand, Florida,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Circus may not be part of 2016 Azalea FestivalThe N.C. Azalea Festival issued a news release Thursday morning that said the c
Circus may not be part of 2016 Azalea Festival
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
The N.C. Azalea Festival issued a news release Thursday morning that said the circus will not be touring this year, but a circus spokesman later denied the claim. Cole Bros. spokesman Bill Carter, reached late Thursday morning in DeLand, Florida,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington's North Third St. bridge work on targetWILMINGTON -- The old North Third Street bridge is gone. Bit by bit, its replac
Wilmington's North Third St. bridge work on target
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
WILMINGTON -- The old North Third Street bridge is gone. Bit by bit, its replacement is slowly forming between Campbell and Hanover streets. Construction is about 70 percent complete,�according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. When it is... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
Proposed apartment complex near Carolina Beach RoadAn empty lot sits where developers plan to build a 96-unit apartment complex on
Proposed apartment complex near Carolina Beach Road
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
An empty lot sits where developers plan to build a 96-unit apartment complex on Carolina Beach Road (Photo: Madison Morgan/WWAY). WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Julian March at the StarNews reports a 96-unit apartment complex has been proposed for land... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington's bench blight brouhaha dies downWILMINGTON -- More than six months after the city declared storing items on ben
Wilmington's bench blight brouhaha dies down
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
WILMINGTON -- More than six months after the city declared storing items on benches a misdemeanor, it appears no one has been charged with the offense. If Wilmington Police Department officers observe someone in violation, they typically advise the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Dockside restaurant revives Airlie Road rezoning bidWILMINGTON -- Less than a year after the city council unanimously rejected a re
Dockside restaurant revives Airlie Road rezoning bid
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Less than a year after the city council unanimously rejected a rezoning request on Airlie Road, the landowners are back for another round. The request is for 1.39 acres at 1303 and 1308 Airlie Road used as parking for the Dockside... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfrontWilmington's�forward-looking Vision 2020 document pushes for the waterfront to
Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfront
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
Wilmington's�forward-looking Vision 2020 document pushes for the waterfront to serve as the foundation for downtown's identity and faults what it deems as excessive amounts of surface parking. In a section of what not to do, a picture of a parking... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
2 men charged in shootings Tuesday in WilmingtonWILMINGTON -- Two men have been charged in connection with a string of shooting
2 men charged in shootings Tuesday in Wilmington
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Two men have been charged in connection with a string of shootings Tuesday, according to the Wilmington Police Department. A shooting occurred about2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Wellington Avenue, according to a WPD news... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Paved paradise? Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfrontWILMINGTON -- Parked cars on the downtown banks of the Cape Fear River don't ap
Paved paradise? Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfront
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Parked cars on the downtown banks of the Cape Fear River don't appreciate the view. Nor do they particularly add to it. Wilmington's forward-looking Vision 2020 document pushes for the waterfront to serve as the foundation for... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Paved paradise? Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfrontThe Vision 2020 plan encourages waterfront parks and targets the Coast Guard's
Paved paradise? Push for more than parking along Wilmington riverfront
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
The Vision 2020 plan encourages waterfront parks and targets the Coast Guard's parking lot for conversion.�The Coast Guard considers its parking lot operational property�for the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, which is moored downtown when in... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington Convention Center hotel construction starts soonWILMINGTON – The groundbreaking for the long-awaited hotel next to the Wilmingt
Wilmington Convention Center hotel construction starts soon
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
WILMINGTON – The groundbreaking for the long-awaited hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center is scheduled for next week. The event is at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at the hotel site -- sandwiched between the Cape Fear River and the convention... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington grapples with issue of short-term rentalsWILMINGTON -- The city council wants further study of the rules for short-term
Wilmington grapples with issue of short-term rentals
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
WILMINGTON -- The city council wants further study of the rules for short-term rentals operating in Wilmington. Council members have directed city staff to hold public meetings on the topic. The effort, which will likely end in a recommendation sent... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington grapples with issue of short-term rentalsCouncil members have directed city staff to hold public meetings on the topic.
Wilmington grapples with issue of short-term rentals
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
Council members have directed city staff to hold public meetings on the topic. The effort, which will likely end in a recommendation sent to council, is sure to stir up opposing viewpoints among neighborhood groups, businesses and property... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington City Council to hear presentation on 'municipal service district'In March 2014 the city tasked WDI with evaluating a potential municipal service
Wilmington City Council to hear presentation on 'municipal service district'
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
In March 2014 the city tasked WDI with evaluating a potential municipal service district. In May 2015, the council granted WDI an extension, until February 2016, to make a recommendation. The city charged WDI, in part, with evaluating potential... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Greenfield Lake improvements underwayWilmingtonPark is getting new bulkhead and boat docking area Crews with T.A. L
Greenfield Lake improvements underway
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
WilmingtonPark is getting new bulkhead and boat docking area Crews with T.A. Loving Co. are working on a $444,000 project to replace the bulkhead and boat docking area at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington. The piers... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington launches group to study affordable housingWILMINGTON -- In an effort to improve the supply of affordable housing, the cit
Wilmington launches group to study affordable housing
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
WILMINGTON -- In an effort to improve the supply of affordable housing, the city is forming a committee to find ways to address the challenge. The establishment of the committee follows the Mayor's Roundtable on Housing Affordability, which was held... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Aldi submits plans for Leland grocery storeAldi has proposed an 18,900-square-foot store at 9412 Ploof Road, across U.S. 1
Aldi submits plans for Leland grocery store
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
Aldi has proposed an 18,900-square-foot store at 9412 Ploof Road, across U.S. 17 from the Waterford community. The next step for Aldi is an appearance in front of Leland's Technical Review Committee, tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
N.C. sounds off on Ohio's flight movesSOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- We've been through this before. Ohio's license plate clai
N.C. sounds off on Ohio's flight moves
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 15 days ago
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- We've been through this before. Ohio's license plate claims the state is the "Birthplace of Aviation." North Carolina's is stamped "First in Flight," with a picture of the iconic Wright Flyer. Ohio's state quarter is a bit more... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Aldi submits plans for Leland storeAldi has proposed an 18,900-square-foot store at 9412 Ploof Road, across U.S. 1
Aldi submits plans for Leland store
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
Aldi has proposed an 18,900-square-foot store at 9412 Ploof Road, across U.S. 17 from the Waterford community. The next step for Aldi is an appearance in front of Leland's Technical Review Committee, tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Aldi submits plans for Leland storeThe proposed 18,900-square-foot Leland store would be located at 9412 Ploof Roa
Aldi submits plans for Leland store
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
The proposed 18,900-square-foot Leland store would be located at 9412 Ploof Road, across U.S. 17 from the Waterford community. The grocery store touts its "no-frills grocery shopping experience." Each store has only four to five aisles, and... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Work on Kerr Avenue to start in FebruaryWILMINGTON -- The $22 million, three-year effort to widen and improve Kerr Aven
Work on Kerr Avenue to start in February
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 21 days ago
WILMINGTON -- The $22 million, three-year effort to widen and improve Kerr Avenue will begin next month. Crews with Sealand�Contractors Corp. of Charlotte will start mobilizing equipment on Feb. 1,�said N.C. Department of Transportation division... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers adds stores in South FloridaWILMINGTON -- Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers World Famous Hot Dogs has anno
Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers adds stores in South Florida
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 21 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers World Famous Hot Dogs has announced the signing of a franchising agreement for 15 locations in southern Florida. Charlie Graingers has 142 franchising agreements for restaurants across the Southeast,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
| StarNewsOnline.comWILMINGTON -- Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers World Famous Hot Dogs has anno
| StarNewsOnline.com
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 21 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Wilmington-based Charlie Graingers World Famous Hot Dogs has announced the signing of a franchising agreement for 15 locations in southern Florida. Charlie Graingers has 142 franchising agreements for restaurants across the Southeast,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Publix eyeing Wilmington region - and folks can't waitSOUTHEASTERN N.C. --�If you live around Ocean Isle Beach, Justin Whiteside is e
Publix eyeing Wilmington region - and folks can't wait
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. --�If you live around Ocean Isle Beach, Justin Whiteside is expecting your call. Now that a developer has announced plans to build a grocery store rumored to be a Publix, people will want to know when the store is going to open,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Publix eyeing Wilmington region - and folks can't waitSOUTHEASTERN N.C. --�If you live around Ocean Isle Beach, Justin Whiteside is e
Publix eyeing Wilmington region - and folks can't wait
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. --�If you live around Ocean Isle Beach, Justin Whiteside is expecting your call. Now that a developer has announced plans to build a grocery store rumored to be a Publix, people will want to know when the store is going to open,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Henrietta III to leave WilmingtonAfter more than 15 years in downtown Wilmington, the iconic Henrietta III river
Henrietta III to leave Wilmington
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
After more than 15 years in downtown Wilmington, the iconic Henrietta III riverboat has been sold to a Fort Myers, Florida-based company. The riverboat is scheduled to leave the Cape Fear River no later than March 1. Capt. Carl Marshburn, owner of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington scrutinizing productions at Greenfield Lake's amphitheaterWILMINGTON -- Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green's annual productions at Greenf
Wilmington scrutinizing productions at Greenfield Lake's amphitheater
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green's annual productions at Greenfield Lake's�amphitheater offer free cultural opportunities every summer. But the showings also tie up the city's Hugh Morton Amphitheater from late May through June. And... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington scrutinizing productions at Greenfield Lake's amphitheaterWILMINGTON -- Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green's annual productions at Greenf
Wilmington scrutinizing productions at Greenfield Lake's amphitheater
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 24 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green's annual productions at Greenfield Lake's amphitheater offer free cultural opportunities every summer. But the showings also tie up the city's Hugh Morton Amphitheater from late May through June. And... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington looks to add bicycle corralsWILMINGTON -- The city is planning to install bicycle parking stations in sever
Wilmington looks to add bicycle corrals
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 26 days ago
WILMINGTON -- The city is planning to install bicycle parking stations in several locations as part of a pilot project. In an effort to improve bicycle parking, the city has new standards allowing bicycle corrals either in public parking spaces or... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and designHeight limits in downtown Wilmington, seen here in June from the air, are deter
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and design
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 28 days ago
Height limits in downtown Wilmington, seen here in June from the air, are determined based on the specific location of the building. Ken Blevins/...StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 15, 2016 10:51 AM

WILMINGTON -- At some intersections in downtown... Read more

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The Wilmington Star-News
Next Glass merges with app for beer loversWILMINGTON -- Two mobile app developers walk into a bar ... one walks out.� No
Next Glass merges with app for beer lovers
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 28 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Two mobile app developers walk into a bar ... one walks out.� No, really. Wilmington-based Next Glass, which makes personalized beverage recommendations based on the chemical profile of wines and beers, announced Friday that it is... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Next Glass merges with app for beer loversWILMINGTON -- Two mobile app developers walk into a bar ... one walks out.� No
Next Glass merges with app for beer lovers
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 28 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Two mobile app developers walk into a bar ... one walks out.� No, really. Wilmington-based Next Glass, which makes personalized beverage recommendations based on the chemical profile of wines and beers, announced Friday that it is... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and designWILMINGTON -- At some intersections in downtown Wilmington, three corners have
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and design
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
WILMINGTON -- At some intersections in downtown Wilmington, three corners have completely different building height limits.� Take the intersection of Water and Princess streets. You could build a 132-foot building on the parking lot at the northeast... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and designHeight limits in downtown Wilmington, seen here in June from the air, are deter
In Wilmington, building height matter of location and design
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
Height limits in downtown Wilmington, seen here in June from the air, are determined based on the specific location of the building. Ken Blevins/...StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 15, 2016 10:51 AM

WILMINGTON -- At some intersections in downtown... Read more

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The Wilmington Star-News
9 things to know about LidlWILMINGTON -- Lidl, noun: A grocery store with a large presence in Europe. Curr
9 things to know about Lidl
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
WILMINGTON -- Lidl, noun: A grocery store with a large presence in Europe. Currently exploring a United States expansion. Pronounced: Lee-dul. The grocer with the unusual name may include Wilmington in its expansion plans, according to paperwork... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Fundraising varies depending on size of nonprofitBe it a large nonprofit or a smaller outfit, raising money is linked with the a
Fundraising varies depending on size of nonprofit
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
Be it a large nonprofit or a smaller outfit, raising money is linked with the ability to continue an organization’s mission. “Anytime you’re involved in a charity, you’re involved in fundraising,” said Maj. Richard Watts, the commanding officer for... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Nonprofits aim to protect natural resourcesWith its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its rivers and creeks, swamps and for
Nonprofits aim to protect natural resources
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
With its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its rivers and creeks, swamps and forests, the environment is central to the way of life in Southeastern North Carolina. Many organizations speak for the creatures, land and water. Cape Fear River Watch aims... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Local groups provide aid to familiesWhether families need help or students could benefit from educational support,
Local groups provide aid to families
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 29 days ago
Whether families need help or students could benefit from educational support, local nonprofits have a variety of services available. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear aims to surround students with a community of support to encourage them to stay... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington may consider affordable housing fundWILMINGTON --�The Cape Fear Housing Coalition used Thursday's annual breakfast
Wilmington may consider affordable housing fund
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 30 days ago
WILMINGTON --�The Cape Fear Housing Coalition used Thursday's annual breakfast to highlight special governmental funds designed to support affordable housing. Housing trust funds help finance new or rehabilitated housing units to increase the stock... Read more

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