New Hanover County Courthouse - District#5
Wilmington is a 250-year-old port city, nestled between North Carolina's mighty Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The city's riverbanks boast a major container seaport, a charming historical district, the Battleship North Carolina, Gothic churches, and riverfront shops. To the south lie majestic plantations, the North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Fisher, miles of unspoiled beaches, and some of the most outstanding seafood restaurants along the Cape Fear Coast. The Wilmington area is blessed with many natural attributes, however, its most valuable asset is its people; they are warm, friendly, sincere, and productive.
Wilmington proper is the epitome of what the emerging New South is all about. Its inviting business climate has attracted giants like G.E., DuPont, and Corning, as well as smaller high-tech firms such as AAI and Pharmaceutical Product Development.
Much of the city's growth is taking place along College Road, where incidentally, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is located. UNCW's Marine Science Program, ranked fifth in the world, is at the forefront of teaching.
Located downtown on the Cape Fear River is our award winning Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), offering state of the art training in a multitude of disciplines.
Although Wilmington is the largest city in southeastern North Carolina, it retains a small town atmosphere. Visitors are treated hospitably and immediately sense the strong community pride Wilmingtonians exhibit. Residents continuously strive to improve all aspects of life in the Port City, because they know it is possible for the Wilmington area to maintain the same charm and natural beauty that has been celebrated for over 250 years.
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