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Azalea Queen tours Wilmington

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Azalea Queen Lindsey Shaw received the royal treatment as she toured Wilmington today.

Shaw started the day by visiting some children at New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Betty H. Cameron Women and Children's Hospital. She spoke with some of the kids about their favorite hobbies.

Shaw says hanging out with the kids helps put her reign as queen in perspective.

"We had a really great presentation downstairs of the staff and the history of what this place was," Shaw said. "And we've gotten to meet a couple of patients so far, which has been so great and amazing, and it's just such a humbling experience."

After the hospital the queen and her court were serenaded at Cape Fear Academy. Shaw talked to the kids about the importance of finding something you love and pursuing your dreams.

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QUEEN

pERSONALLY I THINK THE QUEEN SHOULD COME FROM OUR CITY. SOMEONE WHO CARES FOR OUR CITY AND HAS DONE SOMETHING TO BETTER IT. I'M SURE THERE ARE PLENTY OF DESERVING WOMEN IN THIS COMMUNITY.LOT'S TREAT THEM LIKE A QUEEN FOR THE DAY!!!

Azalea Queen

Who cares? She is not from around here so what does she really care about the Wilmington people. It is just for show. She is a fake, not a queen!!

Sefa

Lighten up! What does being from around here have to do with anything? That sounded very ignorant.... What exactly constitutes a queen in your opinion? Define it for us.....

Azalea Queen...

Yes sefa we are all aware she is not a real queen haha. Thanks for pointing that out for us. And I am assuming you care since you took the time to post on the subject.

Retort from negative comment regarding Queen Lindsey

I disagree with the comment above by Sefa. Regarding, Queen Azalea, Lindsey Shaw being a fake. She has graciously agreed to come to Wilmington to a part of a 63 years of tradition to our Beautiful Port city. She is doing so, with out, charging the festival any type of apperance fee, that is a regular part of celebrity apperances. Although, she may not be a huge Silver screen name.. she still deserves to be shown our appreciation,and gratitude.As she graciously serves as this years queen. The festival brings in a lot of money to our city every year. from locals, and vistors. This is good for our economy and trickles down to our shops, restuarants and hotels. Shame on people with such negative thoughts. Wilmington is proud of our rich southern heritage, and manners. Comments such as Sefa's make us look rude and ignorant! I hope Miss. Shaw will forgive such comments, and know that the people of Wilmington welcome her with open hearts and arms. Evidentely she cares alot about people in general. Several years ago, Queen Sidney Penny came to Wilmington for the first time, feel in love with our City so much she purchased a historical home down town. Other stars, such as Linda Lavin and Neil Curtis have also made Wilmington thier home. Sefa, perhaps it is YOU who does not care about the People of Wilmington or how our attitudes and behaviors affect them!

I agree

I agree; and I don't care for her or her attitude.

She's a 21 year old actress

She's a 21 year old actress with good credentials... why don't you ask the decision makers why they chose her instead of demeaning the young lady??

Whoa...

Negative much? Who cares if she's from Wilmington or not? I hate to say, but there are some Wilmington residents who don't care about their fellow residents! I hope that wasn't to much of a shock for you.

At least she was bringing some joy to those kids. Most of them probably won't get to enjoy the rest of the festival, or even the nice weather we've been having, so I say Good Job, Lindsey. I think it was pretty cool that they brought some of the festival to those kids.

WTF?! What would prompt you

WTF?! What would prompt you to make such a comment? What has Lindsey done to you personally? Were you not loved as a child? So far I think she's a great queen. She's a little more well known than other queens (soap opera stars). Here's a chance to take someone who's never been to the South and give them a dose of southern hospitality. It takes one idiot like you to give her a bad taste.