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@TimGuinee Sad to hear about #Revolution leaving NC. #iLM was a great place to shoot and live and a we had a great crew. Thanks for a great year.
In Case You Missed It
Wilmington restaurants that cater to certain diets are hard to come by, but there’s a new restaurant near Blue Moon Gift Shop called Clean Eatz that wants to offer diners healthier options. The menu includes gluten free, low-carb, and customizable options to fit your current diet needs. Trying to build muscle? They have options specifically for that. Plus, they have the calories displayed right on the menu, so you’re always informed. Learn more about Clean Eatz at their website.
The Battleship North Carolina has been a Wilmington icon since she arrived in her current berth across from the Wilmington Riverfront in 1961. Her preservation started out as a struggle. In 1958, it was announced she would be scrapped. That year, North Carolina residents started a campaign to save her. It was successful and she became the State’s memorial to its World War II veterans and victims in 1962. It became a popular family tourist destination and has even made its appearance in movies and television. However, a rise in operating costs and decrease in tourism across the nation has made it difficult for the battleship to continue offering events and tours. It does not receive state or national funding for day-to-day operations and instead relies on ticket sales and event sales. To help increase its funding, the Battleship North Carolina is now taking applications for a specialized North Carolina automobile license plate, but need 300 applications before it’ll be made. Learn more at WWAY.
A 250,000 square-foot shopping center could be going in the Porter’s Neck Area at 8000 and 8001 Market Street. The plan proposed by Paramount Development Corp. includes a brand new Walmart. In order for the project to move forward, the area will have to be rezoned. Paramount is in the process of viewing that. In the mean time, Paramount and Walmart have been holding public meetings to hear the concerns of surrounding residents. Learn more at Greater Wilmington Business Journal.
Nearly 100 Wilmington residents came together on Tuesday, May 15, to discuss what needs to be improved and preserved in the city. This is the first stage of designing the future of Wilmington for the next 15-20 years, a project that mimics others that have occurred in the city’s past and proved to be successful. As the city grows and technological progress occurs, resident’s needs change; so, the City of Wilmington aims to refocus its own efforts for maintaining the quality of life for its residents. See the results of the development meeting at Port City Daily.
The 21st Annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival is happening this Friday-Sunday, May 17th-19th, at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church across from UNCW on South College Road. The annual event is very popular and features authentic Greek food, live music, vendors, and church tours. There’s even a drive-thru if you’re just interested in getting some great food. But make sure you get there early if you want the Greek pastries. They go quick! Admission is $3. Kids 12 and under are free. Extra parking is at the Kmart parking lot down the road (free shuttle provided). To see the full schedule for the event, visit the Greek Fest website.
If you are looking for something a little smaller or new, check out the Inaugural Wilmington Wine and Food Festival on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the St. Thomas Preservation Hall on Dock Street in Downtown Wilmington. Area restaurant owners and wine owners will be providing food and teaching attendees about all the best pairings. Over 100 different wines will be available for tasting. Attendees will also have the option to order wine at discount. Tickets are $48 and proceeds will go toward supporting Cape Fear River Watch and 1000 People Who Care. For tickets and to learn about the raffle they will be hosting, visit the Wine and Food Festival website.
The Cameron Team
Melanie Cameron, Broker 910.233.2840
Sloan Reese, Buyer Specialist, 910.547.2038
Meghan Riley, Client Care Specialist, 910.202.2547
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