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The city of Wilmington held its 'Third Street Light Up' event to celebrate improvement project

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Third Street was a lot brighter Wednesday night as city leaders and downtown business owners came together to celebrate a milestone in the ongoing improvement project.

Cheers erupted after the city turned on the switch to power on the new street lights. The new bulbs are LED lights, which would help the city save money on energy costs.

According to a news release, the event's purpose was to recognize the patience and understanding of downtown businesses, residents, and visitors as the extensive project moves towards completion.

Jim Bitto, from the downtown business alliance, says he hopes the Third Street improvements will bring more people to the business district.

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