WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The battle is on for the best southern town, and Wilmington is in the running.
In the spirit of March Madness, "Garden & Gun" magazine set up a bracket featuring 32 southern towns.
So far, the Port City has made it to round two, but it needs more votes to beat out Roanoke, VA, for a spot in the Elite Eight.
"Garden & Gun" Editor in Chief David DiBenedetto says there is a lot to love about Wilmington.
"It's a great coastal town, and the movie industry, Wrightsville Beach, the great art scene you have there, the great theater scene," he said, "it's just representative of people who are passionate about where they come from."