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Edward Loper Way Dedication

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki was joined Tuesday, October 9, by City Council Members Samuel Guy, Zanthia Oliver and Rysheema Dixon, as well as family and community members to ceremonially rename a street in honor of the late Wilmington-born artist Edward L. Loper, Sr. On hand for the street sub-naming ceremony, held in the 1200 block of North Heald Street where Loper was raised, were Loper’s son, Edward L. Loper Jr., and two grandchildren – Jamie Loper and Steve Washington. Mayor Purzycki signed an Executive Order renaming the block on Wilmington’s East Side as “Edward Loper Way.”...

NextFab Wilmington

There’s an encouraging trend that’s beginning to take over downtown Wilmington of late. While the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival and St. Anthony’s Italian Festival have held their ground for decades, new outdoor fests are popping up like wildfire. A very successful first annual Local Brews & Local Grooves festival packed a sun-drenched Market Street on Sept. 29, and on Oct. 11, NextFab will celebrate its first year in Wilmington with a #OneYearInTheMaking block party between 500 and 600 N. Tatnall St...

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Wheels of Change

A new campaign at the Urban Bike Project will double the number of city residents the cycling-oriented nonprofit serves

The building at 1500 N. Walnut St. has seen its share of wear and change. Constructed in 1907 as a Wilmington Public Works Department facility that housed horse-drawn repair equipment, it eventually became the city’s police stables. Later, the city-owned property was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and eventually leased to another organization until 2011. It stood empty for two years, when nonprofit Urban Bike Project (UBP) introduced repairs of a different kind after moving its headquarters there from North Market Street.


Despite the recent heat wave and stifling humidity, the calendar actually says September and autumn is just around the corner. (Technically, a calendar says nothing; one must read it to confirm we are on the cusp of fall.) Actually, upon closer inspection, the fall season kicks off this weekend, and with it comes a healthy slate of fun festivals that will keep the weekends full ‘til Thanksgiving...

Mayor Mike Purzycki proclaims September as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Month in Wilmington

Mayor Mike Purzycki today proclaimed September as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Month in Wilmington. For the second year in a row, Wilmington will host a week-long series of events, from Sunday, September 16 through Saturday, September 22, to promote awareness among local students and their families about the importance of HBCUs.

WilminGO Brings Golf-cart Taxis to Downtown Wilmington

You’ve seen various types of ways to get around your favorite city to alleviate the trouble from block to block to get around. There are rickshaws, trollies, bikes, horse and carriage, snow sled dogs, subways, monorails,  shuttles, buses, tandem bikes, and now Wilmington, we’ve got out very own! Starting Friday you can get a ride around downtown and learn about the city’s rich history thanks to the startup WilminGO and their golf-cart taxi service!