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Downtown Wilmington

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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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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Folks gearing up for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

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videoIt's the middle of march and Saint Patrick's Day kicks off this weekend. That means an even more crowded downtown. Friday night, patrons to downtown were already making plans for Sunday. They say they are staying out of their cars and off the roads. Full story...
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That's no pothole! Movie magic changes look of Wilmington street

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videoIt may look like a serious accident or a natural disaster, but a buckled street it is actually a movie set in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Piling up parking tickets could mean consequences

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videoFeeding the meters is a price we have to pay sometimes in order to park in the city limits. And if you don't, you could find a yellow envelope under your car windshield. But some leaders say ticketing is just not enough. Full story...
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Transmission line causes power outages across the area

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Power is back up across the area after some Progress Energy customers experienced outages Monday morning. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Komen 'Race for the Cure' downtown this weekend

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The Wilmington Race for the Cure® is happening downtown this weekend! As a fundraising event in the fight against breast cancer, we expect over 2,500 runners and walkers to participate in the 5K event on Saturday morning, March 2nd. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington meet to honor one another

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videoAfter 40 years of contributing to downtown Wilmington, the Residents of Old Wilmington are still making improvements. Today members and previous ROW mayors came together to honor one another and celebrate the contributions that they have made to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD looking for suspect in afternoon armed robbery downtown

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Wilmington Police say around 2:30 p.m. a young black male dressed in a black hoodie and black jeans robbed a downtown business at gunpoint. Full story...
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Precautionary boil water advisory issued for part of N. Front Street

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory (PBWA) for the 200 and 300 blocks of North Front Street and #10 Walnut Street in downtown Wilmington, starting at 11 p.m. tonight. Full story...
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Repairs to Kenan Fountain are complete

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video Repairs and improvements made to the Kenan Fountain on Market Street in Downtown Wilmington are now complete after new lighting was installed this week. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Cassidey's Shipyard and the CSS Raleigh

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videoThe Cape Fear river has a history full of battles, and war. Some of the ships that set sail at that time were built at old shipyard in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington lagging in job creation

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video A recent North Carolina Department of Commerce study shows that Wilmington has the third worst job creation rate in the state of North Carolina, but one area business is helping to buck that trend. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: MLK Parade move creates split along Castle Street

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videoThere's been a lot of debate about the new route this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade took through Wilmington last week. You've probably heard about issues downtown businesses had with the move to Front Street, but there are also complaints from the parade's old route. Full story...
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REMINDER: City of Wilmington holding MLK Parade debriefing meeting tonight

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video The city would like to invite you and other downtown stakeholders to attend a debriefing regarding the MLK parade held tonight. Full story...
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