Named after Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington, Wilmington is located on the Cape Fear River as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Most beaches are about twenty minutes away from downtown. The city was the childhood home to basketball legend Michael Jordan. With one of the largest historic districts in the nation, at nearly three-hundred blocks it is home to many sites including the Bellamy mansion and the restored City Market. Wilmington hosts the Cucalorus, an independent film festival annually.
Local Newspapers: The Star-News Courier
Local Sports Teams: Wilmington Hammerheads (USL)
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina - Wilmington
Zip Codes associated with wilmington, north carolina: 28401, 28403, 28405, 28409, 28411, 28412, 28451
Towns/Cities near wilmington, north carolina : Kings Grant, Murraysville, Silver Lake, Myrtle Grove, Surf City, Burgaw, Wallace
A GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy employee demonstrates a new under-vessel training area at the company's world headquarters in Wilmington. Imagine working in hot, cramped quarters with water falling on your head while you're being exposed to radiation.Disney actor Skai Jackson to host meet and greet during Azalea Festival
Like many other 12-year-olds, Skai Jackson enjoys playing video games with her friends - that is when she's not playing the role of Zuri on the Disney hit series Jessie . Skai will be in Wilmington as part of the Azalea Festival.NC NAACP to protest Gop senators' refusal to support Lynch
Protesters with the "Moral Monday" movement plan demonstrations at the home-state offices of North Carolina's U.S. senators to protest their opposition to President Obama's nominee to be the nation's next attorney general. The North Carolina branch of the NAACP says it will hold protests Monday afternoon outside the Raleigh and Charlotte offices of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.NC--Daybook
The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.Monthly group offers help for those facing challenges
Caregivers face a myriad of issues when stepping into the role of caregiving- including unknown territory.Lynching is no laughing matter
Every now and the, something happens to remind us that we, as a nation, need to face our history, confronting the difficulties we have to fulfilling America's promise of true equality and justice for all. The most recent reminder of our country's horrific past and history of violence, mainly targeting black men, was the racist chant by the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members.Film screening scheduled
A public screening of the documentary film Something You Can Call Home will be held this weekend in Carteret County.Denk autopsy report wrong, police and family say
The family of a former U.S. Marine who was killed by a Wilmington police officer last year has demanded that the state medical examiner's office change the death ruling from suicide to homicide. Grace Denk, 21, was shot and killed while sitting in a Toyota Highlander in January 2014.Cape Fear Highland Games held Saturday
Traditional events included tossing the caber, throwing the hammer, and much more, but the day long festival also celebrated the Scottish tradition with a gathering of clans, live music, great food and beers from North Carolina. Mallory Clayton has been competing for over a year now and said, "It's really similar to track and field, but we have all the equipment at home.Freeze warning in effect for Grand Strand overnight
The National Weather Service out of Wilmington, N.C. has issued a freeze warning for the Grand Strand and surrounding areas overnight and into Sunday morning, according to the weather service's website. A chilly, unseasonable winter air followed a strong, arctic cold front that brought in cooler temperatures and rain Friday, and temperatures are expected to be near or below freezing along the Grand Strand, said Michael Caropolo, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, in a news release.First Alert Forecast: wet latter half of Friday; drier and cooler weekend
First Alert Forecast: wet latter half of Friday; drier and coole - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC More showers likely across the region as a potent cold front pushes through the region for Friday, trending weekend temperatures much cooler. FRIDAY: Cloudy skies will prevail through your Friday across southeast North Carolina.Yard sales for Saturday March 28
It's the *big white house at the very end of road*. Huge benefit yard sale to help raise funds for a volunteer who want to travel trip to Nicaragua with Amigos for Christ to help bring clean water.North Carolina Symphony to perform at CFCC's new fine arts center opening
Cape Fear Community College officials announced Friday that the North Carolina Symphony will be perform as part of the opening gala event for the college's Humanities and Fine Arts Center in early October. According to a news release, the performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, and will feature a guest performer who will be announced at a later date when tickets go on sale.Studio tours start this weekend.
Another season of tours starts Saturday at Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. But will changes with the film industry in North Carolina have an impact on tourism this year? We visited the studios Friday to get a look at what visitors can expect.Wilmington man sentenced to 5-12 years for home break-ins
A Wilmington man pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony breaking and enterings and larcenies of New Hanover County homes. According to the District Attorney's Office, Christopher Marshburn, 32, will spend the next 5-12 years in prison.One Tree Hill fans, stars in Wilmington for convention
The first ever One Tree Hill Convention is underway this weekend in Wilmington, where nine seasons of the show were filmed. OTH ended three years ago, but this weekend fans will get the chance to meet and interact with stars of the show during the Eyecon One Tree Hill Convention.Port City Blues: New series features the Wilmington Police Department
A new five episode series will feature the Wilmington Police Department, highlighting different units and what officers do on a daily basis. "It will be the fun side, the more compassionate side and the serious side of law enforcement in Wilmington.
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