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Airlie Gardens

Airlie oaks honor former county commissioners

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Airlie dedicated live oaks in honor of Bobby Greer and Bill Caster to represent the work they did in office to make sure the public garden was not developed. Full story...
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Enchanted Airlie sets attendance record

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Despite some rainy weekends the last month, the holidays have been record-setting for Airlie Gardens. The New Hanover County-owned gardens set an attendance record for its annual Enchanted Airlie holiday light show. Full story...
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New holiday traditions take shape at Enchanted Airlie

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For many in Wilmington it wouldn't be Christmas without a holiday visit to Airlie Gardens. Everyone's favorite garden becomes Santa's playland as it transforms into Enchanted Airlie for the holidays. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to keep Airlie open to the public; election chair addresses problems

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video It was a packed house at Monday's New Hanover County commission meeting as commissioners discussed some hot topics. From election mix-ups to preserving Airlie Gardens, county commissioners talked about ways to make New Hanover County a better place. Full story...
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Azalea Festival unveils official artwork Friday night

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The Azalea Festival is the biggest of events here in the Port City, and each year an artist is chosen to represent the festival. Full story...
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Butterfly House opens at Airlie Gardens

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Airlie Gardens will cut the ribbon this afternoon on a long-awaited addition. The new butterfly house is home to about 300 butterflies. Full story...
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Thompson talks about idea of selling Airlie

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video Is the sale of Airlie Gardens really a possibility? The New Hanover County Commission Chair says in his book it is. Full story...
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UPDATE: Thompson answers Airlie e-mails with tax pitch

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video Pressure to balance the budget is leaning heavily on New Hanover County Commission Chair Jason Thompson. The county is short some $14 million, and so apparently is Thompson's patience. Full story...
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WWAY EXCLUSIVE: Enchanting Airlie

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videoWWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo was the only photographer allowed inside Airlie Gardens after the snow fell. He captured rarely seen images of the majestic Airlie Oak and the Bottle House blanketed in snow you can see only here. Full story...
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WWAY EXCLUSIVE: Enchanting Airlie

WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo was the only photographer allowed in to Airlie Gardens after the snow storm to catch some rarely seen images of the Gardens blanketed under several inches of snow.

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Low Country Oyster Roast coming in October

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If you like oysters, this is your chance to put your taste buds to work for a good cause. Airlie Gardens' annual Low Country Oyster Roast is coming up next month. The event includes music, dancing, barbecue and, of course, oysters. Full story...
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Bitsy Corbett passes away at 91

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died. Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth "Bitsy" Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960. Full story...
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Groundbreaking ceremony for butterfly house at Airlie Gardens

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Tuesday afternoon Airlie Gardens will break ground for the first permanent butterfly house in the region. Full story...
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Exclusive peek at Enchanted Airlie

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videoCold temperatures and the twinkle of lights are sure signs of the holidays. Each year thousands of people enjoy Airlie Gardens' holiday light display Enchanted Airlie. It does not open to the public until November 28, but NewsChannel 3 got the first public look at this year's edition Friday morning. Full story...
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Airlie Gardens live oak

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videoFor an estimated 465 years a live oak has stood in the heart of what is now Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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