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Downtown Wilmington

Historic Wilmington Foundation 2013 annual awards honor preservationists

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Awards recognized restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DBA leaders tight lipped on misuse of public funds

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The Downtown Business Alliance has three board members on a task force to help market Downtown Wilmington with the Bring It! Downtown campaign. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor responds to Bring It! Downtown spending problem

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video Wilmington City Council met for the first time today since a WWAY investigation uncovered big questions about the way a marketing group set up to bring people to downtown Wilmington spent public dollars. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Bring It! Downtown misuses public money throwing party

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video A task force launched to market Downtown Wilmington misused public money, throwing a party last week that included more than $1,000 worth of alcohol, according to a member of a board overseeing the group. Full story...
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WWAY proud to be exclusive media partner of WDI's 'Downtown Sundown Concert Series'

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WDI kicks off Wilmington's annual signature Friday night concert series Friday May 24. This summer marks the 8th season for the Downtown Sundown, which began as an economic development promotion to attract people downtown in the late afternoon. It has grown to be one of the more popular FREE events in the region, attracting locals and tourists of all ages. Full story...
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Several cruise ships planning to dock in Wilmington this year

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This spring several passenger cruise ships will dock in Wilmington and provide a welcome boost to the local economy. Full story...
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Hundreds gather to watch Rims on the River show

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video People from all over the Cape Fear region gathered in downtown Wilmington today to check out Rims on the River Car and Motorcycle Show. Full story...
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Wilmington Riverwalk to get repairs

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videoWilmington's downtown Riverwalk is undergoing construction for the next four months as part of the city's five-year infrastructure improvement plan. Full story...
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Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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Sunny skies draw big crowd to Azalea Festival Parade

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videoThousands of people lined the streets of downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Azalea Festival Parade, and it was a parade of princesses. Full story...
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Wilmington gets feedback on food trucks

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videoThe City of Wilmington got input today on the Port City's moveable feasts. Food truck owners want changes to the city's code regulating them, but some downtown restaurant owners are not happy about the possible changes that could mean more competition. Full story...
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Azalea Festival weekend includes large multicultural event

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The 2013 NC Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage is a two-day celebration that showcases some of the best ethnic performers in the area dressed in authentic traditional costumes. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases info on Street Fair, road closings

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival would like to let our community know that during the Street Fair the downtown merchants will all be open for business as they join in the festival festivities. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases more tickets for Avett Bros.

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videoThought you wouldn't get in to the Avett Brothers show during the Azalea Festival? You have another chance. The festival has released 1,000 more tickets to the show Friday, April 12. Full story...
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