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Historic preservation commission OKs new design for downtown Wilmington’s Bailey Theater

The owner of the historic Bailey Theater façade plans to construct commercial space on the property, retaining the wall. (Port City...

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....
1804 Market Street hosts the historic Foltz-Gibson house. (Port City Daily photo /JOHANNA FEREBEE)

Welcome to Wilmington: Newcomers’ guide to living in the Historic District(s)

WILMINGTON --- Downtown Wilmington is known for its historic feel, with brick paved streets and old southern mansions, there is an appeal for new...
Homeowners in Wilmington have been told that new additions including their fence and stairs were not in compliance with historic preservation code (Port City Daily/Courtesy City of Wilmington)

After buying historic downtown house, residents now face violations for previous owners’ additions

WILMINGTON ---Becoming a homeowner is stressful and exciting for most people, but as one couple who recently purchased a home in Wilmington, it can...