Talk:Wilmington, North Carolina

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The radio stations have changes in the last month or so. They have been shuffled like a deck of cards and some are now on a TOTALLY different format i.e. rock to talk. I do not know all the changes, please update.m P.S. LOVE THE SITE!!!!


Yes, Sunny 104.5 has changed talk hosts, I made minor edits. Will someone clean this up? (talk) 03:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)eorde

Fair use rationale for Image:Modern Wilmington Downtown.jpg[edit]

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Pirates of the Caribbean[edit]

There is no evidence that Pirates of the Caribbean 3 was ever in Wilmington for filming. If it was so, please show some supporting documentation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:00, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree. The Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End page has a full list of places where the movie was shot and nowhere in North Carolina is ever mentioned. --Fromnc (talk) 08:19, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I went ahead and took it out because it is clearly false information. If you choose to put it back in please let me know why on my talk page. Thanks. --Fromnc (talk) 22:16, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Sugar Ray Leonard[edit]

Sugar Ray's page says he's from Wilmington, DELAWARE. Anyone know which is right/wrong? --FatBean (talk) 06:51, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Delaware according to John Reaves 07:02, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
The 3rd para from the top, listing several famous Wilmington people, does not list Leonard (if it ever did). But the last para - "Notable Wilmingtonians" - had him listed. I deleted it. Can always be added back later if its found he was from Wilm. NC....Engr105th (talk) 02:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Temple of Israel (Wilmington, North Carolina)[edit]

I just created this stub, if someone wants to add it to the history section. I'm not sure where it fits because I'm not that familiar with Wilmington history, but the congregation is notable because it's the first synagogue in North Carolina. APK yada yada 08:52, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced population figures[edit]

The second sentence of this article read like this: The population was 121,506 at the as of 2008, and Wilmington's metropolitan area had a combined population of 532,451 as of 2008.

Both numbers are artificially high and unreferenced. I replaced them with the latest population estimates from the United States Census Bureau, which say that Wilmington's population was 99,623 as of July 1, 2007. The three-county metropolitan area (New Hanover – 190,432; Brunswick – 99,214, and Pender – 49,865) had an estimated population of 339,511 as of July 1, 2007. --Acntx (talk) 15:01, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

The first sentence of the Demographics section read like this: As of the census[1] of 2006, there were 100,000 people, 64,879 households, and 30,390 families residing in the city. I changed the number of people, households, and families back to the 2000 Census figures, since there was no census in 2006 and all the other demographic statistics in the section came from the 2000 Census. --Acntx (talk) 22:33, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


Below is the list of neighborhoods that I removed from the article. I am putting the list here in case anyone would like to clean the list up and add a reference.

Dry Pond, Princess Place, Carolina Heights, Houston Moore, Northchase, Greenfield, South Greenfield, Bellview, Creekwood, Castle Hayne, Smith Creek, Inland Greens, Murraysville, Landfall, Ogden, Porters Neck, Figure Eight Island, Pine Valley, Myrtle Grove (Monkey Junction), St. Andrews, Echo Farms, The Lakes, Masonboro, Navaho Trail, Seagate, Beau Rivage, Sea Breeze, and Churchill Estates.

--Andrew Kelly (talk) 07:06, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

THOSE ARE ALL NEIGHBORHOODS!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are they removed? (talk) 03:12, 14 April 2013 (UTC)Eorde

History Section[edit]

Wilmington Race Riot of 1898[edit]

I changed the subject heading "Massacre of 1898", as the event described is not called this and, factually speaking, it would be farfetched to refer to it as such. It is well known that these events are almost exclusively referred to as the "Wilmington Race Riot". The title of the main article, to which a link is provided, is also debatable, but I suppose should be discussed in the Talk section of that page. Also, since there is a main article for this event, I believe the contents under the subject heading on this page are unnecessarily extensive. It should be merged with the main article, if it isn't already, and replaced with a summary of the events. TruthInEvidence (talk) 16:07, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Iron Man 3[edit]

There is not a single mention that Iron Man 3 primarily filmed in Wilmington, NC.[2] (talk) 03:28, 14 April 2013 (UTC)eorde

Wright Brothers source?[edit]

In the Transportation section, it says the Wright brothers wanted this airport to be built, but provides no source. In fact, the link it provides to the airport's own Wikipedia article provides no mention of the Wright brothers in its History section. Sounds made up, or at least urban legend, and should probably be removed. (talk) 11:04, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and removed this sentence from the page until it can be verified. If anyone would like to try and validate this statement, the quote is below. //Btriple7 (talk) 17:21, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

This very airport was the original idea of the Wright Brothers which was spread on until enough funds were created to make it.

Merge Economy & Business sections?[edit]

I'm thinking the Economy and Business sections should be merged on this page. I see no reason for them to be separate sections. Also, the beginning of the Business section reads a little like a chamber of commerce ad and cites no sources. I would like to change that. Btriple7 (talk) 16:44, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

One Tree Hill's constant appearance on this page[edit]

There is basically no reason to mention that "One Tree Hill" filmed in Wilmington. A more notable series to mention might be "Dawson's Creek", which was the first major television series to film here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BROBAFETT (talkcontribs) 22:49, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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