Wilmington Essential Info

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Wilmington is a city in North Carolina, and is the county seat of New Hanover County. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is home to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial, the Cape Fear Museum, Airlie Gardens, and a large historic district. It is convenient to nearby beaches, and is a relatively short drive from the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, SC, and the I-95 corridor.

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  1. Michale Jordan grew up in Wilmington.
  2. National Geographic named Wilmington one of the top 20 surf towns in the world.
  3. The World War II battleship 'North Carolina' is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington.
  4. In 2014, Wilmington's riverfront was named the "Best American Riverfront" by USA Today.
  5. Wilmington is the home of EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California.

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