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Downtown Wilmington

Food trucks fight for rights in downtown Wilmington

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videoFood trucks and the city of Wilmington could soon work together like burgers and fries. Food truck owners are pushing for regulation changes that would make it easier to consistently serve their tasty treats in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington's urban renewal highlighted in Jane Jacobs Walk

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videoWilmington Downtown Inc (WDI) hosted a tour called 'The Jane Jacobs Walk' through parts of Downtown Wilmington this weekend. The walk celebrated the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs, one of the world's most recognized thought leaders on city planning and city building. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Failing downtown bulkhead means 2014 riverfront closure

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video It's one of the best known and most visited sites in historic downtown Wilmington. But some recent events have left engineers with a sinking feeling when it comes to the bulkhead under the Riverwalk. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band

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videoThe Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Opening act, American Patchwork starts at 6 p.m. Half of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Wilmington. Full story...
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Brikhouse to become Ziggy's by the Sea

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videoMove over Brikhouse. A new music venue is on the way to downtown Wilmington. Next month 208 Market Street will be transformed into Ziggy's by the Sea. Full story...
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WDI walking tour to highlight impact of urban renewal downtown

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WDI's event will feature a unique collaboration between WDI CEO John Hinnant and retired New Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local historian. While walking and talking about the urban renewal that has taken place, photos will be on display to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on Wilmington's historic downtown. Full story...
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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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