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10/20/2020
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The idea of a rail trail inches forward. A study has been completed and can be seen at the link below. What do you think about it? Good idea?https://www.wmpo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wilmington-Rail-Trail-Master-Plan_October-2020-DRAFT_Spreads.pdf

Wilmington is considering converting the old rail line that once led to Altamont shipping into a walking/biking trail. T...
09/23/2020
Wilmington Rail Trail Public Survey

Wilmington is considering converting the old rail line that once led to Altamont shipping into a walking/biking trail. These have been popping up in communities across the country and have proven quite popular. What do you think about adding one here? Fill out the survey and weigh in on the matter. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WilmingtonRailTrail

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Dine in the open air, enjoy downtown alive now through labor day
06/25/2020
Downtown Alive

Dine in the open air, enjoy downtown alive now through labor day

OUTDOOR DINING & SHOPPING When? Thursday, June 25th through Monday, September 7th Participating Restaurant & Retail Hours Thurs. & Fri. 6:30pm-10pm Saturdays 10am-10pm Sundays 10…

Please join us for a great event
10/07/2019

Please join us for a great event

The public is invited to join city and community leaders Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 am as we honor retired Major General Joseph McNeil, a civil rights leader and Wilmington native. The event will take place in the Thalian Hall parking lot with a reception to follow in the Thalian Hall lobby. New Hanover County NAACP

WAVE is looking for a new name for the downtown trolley and they want your input.The free downtown trolley is an easy an...
03/03/2019
Downtown Wilmington Trolley Transportation FAQs

WAVE is looking for a new name for the downtown trolley and they want your input.

The free downtown trolley is an easy and convenient way to get around downtown Wilmington and the surrounding districts. On October 15, 2018, the trolley route was revised to increase connectivity between the five districts, Central Business, North Waterfront, Brooklyn Arts, Castle Street and South Front, in downtown Wilmington. The trolley has a new route and needs a new name. Wave Transit has opened the community naming contest for the downtown trolley and is looking for YOUR feedback!

Submittals will be accepted March 1-31, 2019 and finalists will be announced in May 2019. Prizes will be awarded to finalists and a grand prize will be awarded to the winner of the naming contest. The winner will be selected by a community vote. A finalized brand will be developed around the name selected by the community. The revised brand will be unveiled with the arrival of the new trolley vehicles in Spring 2019.

More information about Wave Transit’s new and improved Downtown Trolley Program, can be found at the following link: https://www.wavetransit.com/free-downtown-trolley/

And the SURVEY can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NZWBHTS

View frequently asked questions about Wave Transit's Downtown Wilmington's trolley transportation.

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation
12/02/2018

City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation

CANCELLED - Holiday Parade

Due to projected weather forecast this afternoon & evening, the Wilmington Holiday Parade has been CANCELLED. The event will not be rescheduled.

Our participants were scheduled to arrive at 2:30 pm with many working on their float/entries during the time which heavy rainfall with potential thunderstorms were projected. For the safety of our spectators and participants, we made the decision to cancel the event.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's parade.

04/12/2018
City of Wilmington, NC Government

Vanessa tells you many ways the trolley can help you enjoy downtown Wilmington

Going to the Azalea Festival concerts tonight? Why not take the free trolley? It’s frequent, easy to use, convenient, and totally FREE!

03/28/2018
Elect Paul Lawler

Elect Paul Lawler

Want a better Wilmington economy? How about a better WAVE bus system? Here's a little step that will help us meet those goals.

WAVE is going to try a different route for the downtown trolley during Azalea Festival. And, you ask, how that helps? The temporary route connects Greenfield Ave. (Big Benny's, Satellite, Harp, Art Space), Castle St.(Rx, Wilmington Wine, Luna, Dan Beck Gallery, antique stores, etc.) the Central Business District, and North Forth (Foxes Boxes, Acme Art, Palette, Bodega and more).

It makes it easy to get around and that should help all four areas succeed and that's good for the economy. The route is designed as a more pedestrian focused path. Putting the bus where the people are as opposed to where the institutions are should make the bus more appealing. And that helps WAVE.

Of course it can't be quite that simple. The blue map shows the route for Monday to Thursday before the street fair. The red map shows the route during the street fair. It's a start. So, help out and ride the trolley during the Azalea Festival!!

07/04/2017

Happy Birthday America and Happy Independence Day everyone. We should all be proud to be part of the unique experiment known as the United States and be proud of our efforts to promote democratic governing and a free economy around the globe. It makes for a better world.

12/25/2016

Merry Christmas everyone

10/28/2016
Hurricane Matthew Clean Up Status

Wilmingtonians, wondering when your Matthew debris will be picked up? Check out this city map...

Map illustrating status of clean up activity locations post Hurricane Matthew.

09/22/2016
‘Greater Wilmington Area’ to be in the spotlight ahead of 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament | Port City Daily

Port City Daily writes up our potential to use the Wells Fargo Championship for our benefit. We definitely need more jobs and business investment. This is our chance to promote that and encourage regional cooperation.

Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Porters Neck will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Photo by Joe Catenacci.A regional economic cooperative group has been formed to help market and promote the greater Wilmington area ahead of and during the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament that is schedu...

"Long concluded: “You do your part, and you’ll be flabbergasted at the results.”We should accept his challenge."If you'd...
09/20/2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Golf tournament can be game-changer for Wilmington area

"Long concluded: “You do your part, and you’ll be flabbergasted at the results.”

We should accept his challenge."

If you'd like to see a stronger SENC economy you'll be interested today's guest editorial

Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina will enjoy quite the spectacle this May when the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament comes to Eagle Point

06/23/2016

Enjoyed The Man Who Knew Infinity at Thalian...great flick

WHQR has its candidates forum Wednesday Oct. 7 at noon.  Tune in to 91.3 FM.  League of Women Voters at Senior Center at...
10/07/2015
Paul Lawler for City Council

WHQR has its candidates forum Wednesday Oct. 7 at noon. Tune in to 91.3 FM. League of Women Voters at Senior Center at 6:30 pm. Your chance to guide your city's future. www.electpaullawler.com

Official campaign website for Paul Lawler for City Council

09/29/2015

The NAACP will host a candidates forum for Wilmington City Council candidates this Thursday, Oct. 1, at the MLK Center. Intersection of S. 8th St. and Nun. 6:30 pm Come on out and learn about the folks who want to lead your city

Learn about your candidates for Wilmington City Council. It's about your future. ROW and DBA will hold a candidates foru...
08/27/2015
Events

Learn about your candidates for Wilmington City Council. It's about your future. ROW and DBA will hold a candidates forum September 24, at the Hannah Block Center, WHQR will hold one October 7, on the air at noon and the LWV will hold a forum at the Senior Center that same evening. www.electpaullawler.com/events

Paul Lawler Campaign Events

Y'all vote now, ya hear me?  (voting is a bit convoluted...1st 'vote' only takes you to the voting page and then you act...
09/24/2014
Wilmington in running for best riverfront city

Y'all vote now, ya hear me? (voting is a bit convoluted...1st 'vote' only takes you to the voting page and then you actually vote) And after you vote share this

Wilmington | USA Today's 10Best.com is asking readers to rank their favorite riverfront cities, and Wilmington is in the running.

05/01/2014
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There's Always Something to do around Wilmington Food, comedy, baseball, commencement, a bike ride and... Let's Laugh The Cape Fear Comedy Festival returns May 7-10, with comedians performing at five downtown venues.�

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