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Wilmington a Coast Guard city again

On Nov. 26, the City of Wilmington became a Coast Guard City for the third time. US Congressman Mike McIntyre, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and representatives from the US Coast Guard were on hand for the recertification ceremony which took place in City Hall. 

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New holiday tradition!

The Rotary Wheel at Greenfield Lake is the new site for the city’s long-standing holiday tree lighting tradition, including a celebration coordinated with the local Rotary Club. The old tree at the Sweeney Water Plant has lost almost all its foliage, is no longer capable of supporting lights and has limited access.

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Community meeting on gang violence
Approximately 175 people met in City Hall on Nov. 4 for the first of several community conversations about gang violence in Wilmington. Attendees heard first-hand from reformed gang members who are trying to help the community, as well as others who are mentoring at-risk youth. 
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Pumpkin parties!

Bring your little ghost or goblin out for some fall fun! The Fit For Fun Center is holding their annual fun fall festival on Oct. 25 and the Great Pumpkin Hunt at Maides Park will take place on Nov. 2.

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City seeks holiday parade entries

The City of Wilmington is looking for interested community groups, school organizations, bands and businesses who want to be in the 11th annual holiday parade on December 8!

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Riverfest parking

Check out these parking tips before coming downtown to Riverfest!

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Naming ceremony for Cross-City Trail bridge
On Friday, August 23 at 3 p.m., the newly constructed bridge located at the foot of Teal Street will be named for former NC Board of Transportation member Mike Alford for his contributions to improve transportation throughout the Wilmington region. [Read more...]
Fit for Fun Center Birthday Celebration
You're invited! Come help us celebrate the Fit for Fun Center's 14 birthday celebration on August 23 at 302 S. 10th Street. Admission is free all day for all ages as a thank you for all the community support the center has received over the years! [Read more...]
Miracle Field grand opening
Play ball! BRAX Stadium PPD Miracle Field and the Kiwanis Miracle Playground at Olsen Park is now complete and will have its grand opening on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more...]
Planetarium and stargazing
Do you like to gaze at the stars? Explore phases of the moon and view night sky constellations inside the museum’s portable planetarium tonight from 8-9:30 p.m. at Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th Street. [Read more...]
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