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As Florence draws near, historic Wilmington, N.C., puts on brave face


WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - From a hipster bar to a Waffle House, from a bodega to a deli, a few pockets of life remained in Wilmington's historic downtown on Wednesday, welcoming patrons for a last beer and a bite as the threat of Hurricane Florence loomed large.

But the brave face belied a larger concern about some of the more vulnerable buildings in Wilmington's eight historic districts, part of the charm that brings throngs of tourists to the North Carolina port city.

   

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