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Azalea Festival in full bloom
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 2:32pm.

video The queen has been crowned. Gardens across Wilmington are prepped and ready to go and the ribbon has been cut. The 2012 North Carolina Azalea Festival is officially in full bloom.

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Wilmington considering Ripken Design to manage baseball project
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 2:15pm.

video The city's effort to bring a baseball stadium to the Port City now includes another big hitter. Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham proposes the city should hire Ripken Design, founded by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and his brother Bill, to manage Wilmington’s baseball project.

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Azalea Art Show puts Wilmington talent on display
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 11:28am.

Wilmington has a wealth of artists, many of whom get to showcase their talent at the 30th Annual Azalea Festival Juried Art Show and Sale.

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Free street parking downtown for Azalea Festival
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:47am.

The city's downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and all day on Saturday, April 14 for Azalea Festival activities. Parking will be free in the Central Business District, which extends from Ann to Brunswick streets and from Water and Nutt to Fourth streets. On-street parking is always free on Sundays. Signs will be posted to alert visitors about the free parking.

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Irene retired from tropical storm name list
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:42am.

Irene is being retired from the list of storm names because the 2011 hurricane killed 49 people and caused more than $15 billion in damage.

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Leland man arrested for allegedly raping woman at assisted living facility
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 9:56am.

A 68-year-old Leland man has been arrested for raping a woman at an assisted living facility.

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Jordan Brand Classic tips off Saturday
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 1:17am.

New Hanover High School will be well represented in Charlotte on Saturday at the 11th Annual Jordan Brand Classic. The showcase event will be held at the home of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. Wildcat senior Kadeem Allen will play on the NC East Regional team. Wildcat head coach Kirk Angel and Millbrook coach Scott McInnis will be the co-coaches of Allen's squad.

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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man with unique challenge commemorates Titanic with art
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 10:37pm.

video It's hard to believe that 100 years ago this weekend, the Titanic sunk in the cold waters of the Atlantic. An autistic Wilmington man is commemorating the event with art, and says his disability is the last thing on his mind.

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