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Wilmington earns title of Best American Riverfront — Mike and Tracey Huber of Wilmington were showing off their city to friends Judy and Bruce Jones, visiting from Washington, D.C. Gathering in Riverfront Park on Tuesday, the group looked out across deep blue water toward Eagles Island, the Battleship North Carolina 's gray peaks rising above the treetops.
Oct 22, 2014

Survey says? Wilmington is awesome. #ilm @VisitNC RT @AWEsome__Brenda Wilmington is best riverfront in America.

Charter Day School Inc. maintains contentious posture on oversight — The continuing tug-of-war between businessman Baker Mitchell's local charter schools and state officials could come to a head on Monday if Charter Day School Inc. does not turn over salary information twice requested by state regulators.

Wilmington officials clear path for Thalian Hall upgrade — A project to overhaul a studio theater in Wilmington's Thalian Hall has the city council's blessing. On Tuesday, the council voted unanimously to endorse a plan by the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts to improve the second-floor theater in the historic building.

City OKs settlement to avoid lawsuit over police action — The Wilmington City Council has approved a $60,000 settlement to avoid a lawsuit with a family that alleged unlawful entry into their home by the Wilmington Police Department. After meeting in closed session at a Monday agenda briefing, the council voted to approve the settlement with the Peck family, said City Attorney Bill Wolak.