About Wilmington, NC

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Also known as The Port City, Wilmington was founded in 1739. Once the largest city in the state, it is located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, and minutes away from nearby beaches; Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

It is home to the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship, the Azalea Festival, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the UNCW Seahawks, and the Wilmington Hammerheads. It offers a large  historic district on the riverfront, horse drawn tours, an authentic riverboat, quaint shops, elegantly restored southern mansions, many gorgeous gardens and golf courses, and  Thalian Hall – one of the oldest working theaters in the nation.

The city has been given the nickname “Wilmywood” since it became a major center of American film and television productions. Films such as A Walk To Remember, Blue Velvet, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Empire Records, Cape Fear, Black Knight, 28 Days, The Crow (death place of Brandon Lee), Nights in Rodanthe and the controversial  film Hounddog were produced here, in addition to television shows such as Matlock, Surface, The WB‘s Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill.

My name is Ginger and I am proud to live in this beautiful, coastal, Southern town. I was born here, to parents who were born here. My grandmothers, my parents and I all graduated from the same school, New Hanover High. I love this place, and I feel as if the people, the customs, the food, the oak trees, the historic buildings, the battleship, the gardens, the salt air full of screaming sea gulls, and the lonely river that flows through it…are in my blood.

I hope my daily photos can give you a small taste of the beauty and charm that makes this such a remarkable place, my hometown, and my home.

To see more daily photos of other cities around the world, visit City Daily Photo.

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3 comments on “About Wilmington, NC”

  1. Ginger I don’t have your e-mail so send it to me so you can send me a postcard of Wilmington…. I’d love to have it.

  2. Hey Ginger!

    Just came across your Wilmington blog, and wanted to let you know we’re adding it as a link on our about-to-launch Wilmington-centric blog, Swell (http://www.swellwilmington.wordpress.com). Can’t wait to see more dailies!

    Best,
    Amanda and Jeff

  3. Just came across your blog. Please add any info on my local site: http://www.wilmingtonncguide.com


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