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Pack Your Bags for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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With idyllic fall temps and gorgeous water views, this cool little beach burg is calling to us.You have to love a place with a body of water called Big Lollipop Bay. Just 20 minutes or so from Wilmington, NC, Wrightsville Beach is also roughly midway between New York and Florida—so convenient to lots of travelers.

You’ll drive over a drawbridge from mainland North Carolina into the town of Wrightsville Beach, incorporated in 1899, and cross more water still—Banks Channel—to reach its sandy Atlantic beaches. With a population of just over 2,500, this waterfront town is low on crowds, high on relaxation.

Bike-friendly streets, big surf, good food, and a laid-back attitude…read more


Wilmington-top 10 best city’s in the south

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When we asked readers to name their very favorite cities in the South, their choices ran the gamut from a sprawling metropolis with nearly 6 million people to smaller cities in the 60,000 population range. We love our Music City and the capital of Texas, which we want to “keep weird.” Readers picked a mountain gem beloved by the Vanderbilts and a waterfront city in North Carolina loaded with historic charm. But the top three? You won’t be surprised. They’re perennial favorites—and not just because of their legendary food and historic architecture. All three are garden-loving cities with gorgeous parks and overflowing window boxes and lacy ferns swaying in the breeze. All three are aging well. And all three have what can only be described as Southern mystique. Blame it on the live oaks and Spanish moss, the wrought iron balconies and hidden courtyards, the fountains splashing and music drifting and gas lights flickering. These cities have stories to tell. Wilmington, NC chosen #8 of the south’s best city’s 2019.

UNCW ranked among the best graduate programs

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Five master’s degree programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington were listed in US News & World Report’s “2020 Best Graduate Schools.”

The schools of education, social work, nursing, public administration, and the part-time MBA program all made the magazine’s list. They were chosen from colleges and universities that are not exclusively online.


UNCW ranked among best grad programs by US News & World Report