On the cusp of a new decade, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is completed in Wilmington. The modern bridge is an icon of the fast-growing city, a connection to the rest of the state, and a promise of big things to come.
Set up your umbrella for a day of sun and fun in Wrightsville Beach or stroll cobblestone streets and eat at stylish restaurants along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington — or do both! You can have it all in these neighboring coastal towns.
For a Wilmington writer, her childhood home was like a fairy tale — full of love and adventure, joy and heartbreak, and even a ghost. But the historic house that she turned into a bed and breakfast holds more than her own memories: Here, endless narratives fill pages and shelves.