What’s Next For The Cape Fear Toll Bridge Proposal

BY CHRISTINA HALEY O’NEAL, posted July 2, 2021 The idea that a toll bridge could replace the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be the topic of discussion at the next WMPO board meeting this month. The board of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has placed the topic on the agenda of its July…

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Fourth of July free events hosted by the City of Wilmington

Fourth of July Celebrations. The City is hosting two free public events downtown on Sunday, July 4th, and you’re invited!   Afternoon: Riverfront Park Grand Opening Celebration, 10 Cowan Street The park will be open to the public from 1 pm until 8 pm. This is a free event and tickets are not required. This…

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A proposed bill would allow open containers in downtown areas, Wilmington businesses support the move

https://www.wect.com/2021/05/10/proposed-bill-would-allow-open-containers-downtown-areas-wilmington-businesses-support-move/ By Michael Praats| May 10, 2021 at 1:55 PM EDT – Updated May 10 at 8:27 PM WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Taking a drink outside of a bar or restaurant’s property in North Carolina — for the most part — is not allowed; however, a new bill that is making its way through the state House…

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Commercial Real Estate Award Winners Announced

BY CECE NUNN, POSTED 4/29/21 Area real estate projects, leadership and other achievements were recognized Thursday at a ceremony at the Wilmington Convention Center. Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) presented its 2021 Awards of Excellence during an in-person event. The awards focus on the area’s rapidly growing commercial real estate sector. Thursday’s event was led…

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Local Chef To Bring Gourmet Pizza, Sandwiches To North Fourth

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED APR 14, 2021 Wheelhouse Pizza, a collaboration between chef Mark Milner and Port City Holding Co. owner Kent Tomaselli, will soon be open on North Fourth Street for carryout pizza, salads and sandwiches. Located in a 360-square-foot, red-roofed building from the 1930s, the restaurant is just large enough to hold a kitchen…

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New Owner Seeking Tenant For Parchies Space

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED APR 14, 2021 Dave Wishon, a Wilmington native and owner of longtime Port City restaurant Parchies, said in a recent report that the restaurant will be closing April 23. Efforts are already underway to find a new tenant. Wishon has operated Parchies, known for its barbecue, fried chicken and other favorites, at the corner…

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Why You Should Plan a Trip to Wilmington, North Carolina

You can witness the beauty of Wilmington, North Carolina, any time of year, but especially in spring. The city’s North Carolina Azalea Festival, held every April, features parades, street fairs, home tours, art shows, concerts, and of course, its namesake blooming bushes in vivid shades of purple, pink, and red. These bold flowers are indicative of…

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Downtown Grocery Store Founders Share Details

The founders of a new grocery store are hoping to bring their concept, Better Basket, to downtown Wilmington in about four months. Joseph Allen and Frank Christopher Meares are teaming up to bring farm fresh produce and gourmet prepared foods to the space at 143 N. Front St., which was formerly occupied by Farmin’ on…

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