February 7, 2010

The Beachside Resident: Wilmington - The Overlooked Sister

Issue 12, Volume 5, February 2010
By Vern Hobbs

Though often overshadowed by her flashier sisters, Charleston and Savannah, Wilmington, North Carolina is a sparkling jewel among the historic port cities of the American South. Located along the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington beckons to the curious traveler with three centuries of history, vibrant nightlife, a robust arts community, and pristine beaches.

“Historic,” has become an overworked adjective, too often used to embellish a place more accurately described simply as “old.” To truly deserve the label “historic,” a city should be more than a collection of aging buildings. It should embody a connection to significant people and events through which cultures are defined. Few places meet that standard as thoroughly as Wilmington...

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