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Azalea Festival

2011 Azalea Festival artwork unveiled

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Under the light of the moon...and the moon ball ... hundereds gathered out at Airlie Gardens to check out the work of art that will represent the 2011 Azalea Festival. Artist Jenny McKinnon Wright says she is humbled to be a part of this. 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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Azalea Festival to help CFCC students get cooking

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The Azalea Festival presented a $1,000 check to the college's Culinary Technology Program. It will pay for two $500 scholarships for students studying to become chefs specializing in classical pastries and cakes. Full story...
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Cape Fear Garden Club raises $90,000 for grants and scholarships during Azalea Festival

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The Cape Fear Garden club raised over $90,000 to give back to the Wilmington community by way of horticultural and beautification grants for public places in the New Hanover County area (including beaches), scholarships to UNCW and CFCC and support of Battery Island. Full story...
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Azalea Festival brings business boom

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video There were concerns prior to the festival that the front street improvement project might hurt profits, but shops and restaurants say business was good. Full story...
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"Scents for Soldiers" Comes to Wilmington

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One particular vendor on Front Street was on a special movement to help our troops. Its called "Scents for Soldiers" and they raise funds to help wounded soldiers. Full story...
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Azalea Cultural Festival a Big Hit

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New and exciting music spilled out of the Multi-Cultural Stage on Front Street this weekend, reeling in people from the street fair. Full story...
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Shag Contest features McIntyre & Azalea Queen

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Dozens of couples competed by showcasing their mastery of the Carolina Shag. Dancers ranged from middle school to middle aged. But all showed some fancy footwork on the dance floor. Full story...
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Twelve Gardens Showcased at Festival

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In its fifty-seventh year, the garden tour is almost as old as the festival itself. This year's tour featured twelve gardens across the city from downtown to the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Visitors take a trip through Historic Homes

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Stepping inside and stepping back in time, countless people toured nine of Wilmington's historic homes this weekend. Full story...
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Big crowd turns out for Azalea Festival Parade

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video What started off as a cool morning with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s turned out to be the perfect day for an estimated 100,000 people to line 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington for the Azalea Festival Parade. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour begins Friday

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video The Azalea festivities continue as today marked the beginning of the garden tour. A mix of southern hospitality and beauty made for the perfect party. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Parade will begin with special flyover

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U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that he has requested and secured permission from the Pentagon for a flyover to honor NC's military families at the beginning of Saturday's Azalea Festival Parade. Full story...
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Peacemaker crew enjoying Port City visit

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video If you've been down to the Wilmington Riverfront this week, you've probably noticed the 150-foot tall ship the Peacemaker. The 15 crew members arrived in the Port City Tuesday for the Azalea Festival after spending the winter in Savannah. Full story...
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Big top takes shape at airport

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video Lions, tigers and ligers? That's right, folks. The circus is in town. Full story...
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