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There’s ‘still time’ to save the Borst building, historic preservationists say, as developers and staff shape county’s Project Grace

Travis Gilbert in April walks down Hanover Street, which on the south side is dominated by two five-story residential complexes. (Port...

Masonboro Sound Historic District: An ‘oasis of extraordinary beauty’ threatened by clear-cutting development

A large oak tree sits at the entrance of the Live Oaks mansion, built in 1913 of coquina – tons of sea...

Should the city protect Carolina Place as a local historic district?

Formerly Fire Station No. 5, this Spanish style building was built in 1931 to better serve residents near expanding city boundaries....

‘Not a hollow threat’: HWF aims to protect Northside’s historic value from development

According to Travis Gilbert, executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, this home on Brunswick Street will likely lose its status...

A Carolina Place old-timer recalls her time as one of its first Black residents

Freda Ford sits on the front porch of her home on Wolcott Avenue. (Port City Daily/Mark Darrough) WILMINGTON...

Podcast Feb. 2 – WPD crash, couple inherits historic district fines, CFPUA’s $215 million plans, and more

We start this week following the story of a Wilmington Police Department officer who rear-ended another driver. The wreck happened during rush-hour traffic on...
Coffee shops could be coming to Wilmington's Historic District (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Coffee shops could soon be permitted in Wilmington’s Historic District

WILMINGTON --- Fast food restaurants can conjure images of long lines of cars wrapped around a building. But in Wilmington, the term fast food...

Restaurants coming to Wilmington’s Historic District?

Update: 3:30 p.m. - The application for "restaurant, fast food and carry out" has been postponed from the originally scheduled July 11 meeting at...
The bathroom was completely renovated to include a walk-in "penny" shower and external plumbing. (Port City Daily photo /JOHANNA FEREBEE)

Where We Live: Restored ‘babe cave’ with a floating bed in downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON---After over 100 years on Market Street, this historic home has been given some affection. Its owner calls it the "babe cave." The two-story, 1,854 square-foot...

Size restrictions remain in Wilmington’s historic districts – for now

WILMINGTON - Zoning laws in the City of Wilmington's historic districts remain unchanged after the City Council asked for more time to study the...