Wilmington, North Carolina

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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.

The city is famous for its beaches, seafood, and historic plantations. As of the census of 2005, there were about 96,000 people residing in the city, estimates now are just over 100,000. The racial makeup of the city is about 70% White, 26% African American, and the remainder other races. The cultural opportunities in Wilmington are endless; aquariums, museums, historical sites, festivals, libraries, film studios, theatres, plantations and more can be enjoyed in this richly cultured city.