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Downtown Wilmington

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 'Happy Gilmore' star blew .15 during Wilmington DWI stop

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videoA Hollywood star was arrested for DWI in Hollywood East early this morning, according to deputies at the New Hanover County Jail. Highway Patrol says Christopher McDonald blew .15 on a breath test after being pulled over on 3rd Street. Full story...
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Back Door Kitchen Tour reveals uniqueness of homes

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videoResidents of Old Wilmington (ROW) opened their doors to visitors for the annual Back Door Kitchen Tour this weekend. Full story...
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Ben Steelman's take on the 'Back Door Kitchen Tour'

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- Some of the most modern kitchens in Wilmington, oddly enough, are tucked into downtown's Historic District. Nine of these kitchens will be open to the public on Oct. 12 for the Residents of Old Wilmington's eighth annual Back Door Kitchen Tour. None of this year's kitchens has been on the tour before. Full story...
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35th annual Riverfest comes to a close

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videoThe 35th annual Riverfest has come to a close after a fun weekend of food, fireworks, and plenty of activities for the whole family. The festival celebrated its 35th birthday by pulling out all the stops. From live music, arts and crafts, and children's activities to competitions, dancing, martial arts and more, Riverfest attendee John Munn says this year's festival was a huge success. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Riverfest

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videoThe 35th Annual Riverfest Kicked off this evening in Downtown Wilmington. Vendors and performers spent all afternoon setting up and getting ready. Full story...
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Celebrate 35 years of fun at Riverfest

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video This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of Wilmington's Riverfest. Full story...
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WDI introduces new man in charge

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video After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, Wilmington Downtown inc. Has its new leader. Out of 38 resumes, one stood out. Ed Wolverton has more than 28 years of downtown and economic development experience. It's experience he hopes will revitalize downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Slice of Life to move across Market to old Rhino Club location

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videoJust two years after a gang leader was stabbed to death leaving the Rhino Club at 125 Market Street, a new tenant is moving in with hopes of restoring the building and its history. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO

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Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ed Wolverton as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The search for the new WDI President and Chief Executive Officer was conducted nationwide with a total of 38 resumes received. Full story...
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Supporters of downtown park use small scale to push grand plan

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videoYou did not have to drive too far down Front Street Friday to notice parking spots decorated with plants, flowers and games for Park(ing) Day, which is a global push to improve the quality of urban living by adding more green space. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss convention center hotel at next meeting

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The city and convention center hotel developer Harmony Hospitality, Inc. are finalizing a purchase and development agreement that is expected to be ready for City Council consideration at their Oct. 1 meeting. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck is also expected to be ready at that time and a public hearing will be held on both items. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council may spend $30,000 more to light downtown fountain

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About six months after the lighting around Wilmington's Kenan Memorial Fountain was changed, city leaders still aren't happy with the results. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim describes stabbing

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videoA man stabbed outside a downtown Wilmington gas station Monday is speaking out. Joseph King says he was talking with a homeless man he knows outside of the Family Fare at N. 3rd and Red Cross streets when Antoine Chapelle James confronted him and demanded money. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington host annual 'Back Door Kitchen Tour'

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ROW's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour opens the kitchens of nine beautiful historic homes to visitors. See the kitchens and admire their unique combinations of beauty, functionality and adaptability. You might even see something you want to add to your kitchen. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest stabbing suspect near WPD headquarters

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A late night stabbing just outside a downtown Wilmington gas station sent one man to the hospital, and landed his accused attacker behind bars. Full story...
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