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Azalea Festival vendors prepare for an uncertain street fair

Preparations are underway for a weekend full of some of the Azalea Festival's biggest events.

Wilmington offering free on-street parking for the Azalea Festival

The 2021 annual Azalea Festival gets underway this weekend. The city will offer a variety of parking options, including free parking beginning this evening. 

Dozens of dogs turn out for the 2nd annual ‘Paws on Parade’

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a popular spot for many Cape Fear events, and that includes the Azalea Festival's second annual 'Paws on Parade'. 

The Salvation Army holds spring fundraiser during the Azalea Festival

This is the second year the Salvation Army of the Cape Fear Women's Auxiliary is not holding its annual "Spring Fling", traditionally held during the Azalea Festival, and like last year, it's been canceled because of the pandemic.

Hundreds of people attend the 2021 Azalea Festival coin show

The 2021 Azalea Festival coin show was held this weekend at the Elks Lodge in Wilmington, rounding out an exciting week of events around the city.

Some still saying yes to the dress: dressmakers bemoan belle decision

This year's Azalea Festival is underway. And though they're not scheduled to return, you might see a long-time festival tradition as you drive through Wilmington.

Azalea Festival holds drive-thru celebrity reception event

Dozens of cars lined up for the drive-thru reception, which involved socially-distanced greetings from those in attendance, including Queen Azalea herself. 

Newly coronated Queen Azalea tours the Cape Fear

Many area businesses and locals were in the presence of royalty, as our Queen Azalea, Victoria Huggins went on tour. The unique coronation ceremony took her across the Cape Fear.

Belle dressmaker speaks on Azalea tradition

This week marks Wilmington's 74th annual Azalea Festival. This will be the first Azalea Festival, however, without the Azalea Belles.

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Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.

New Hanover County Commissioners pass stop gap funding to increase affordable housing

Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure that could create more workforce housing in the region.