Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The 4th of July weekend sparked a record number crowd for the City of Wilmington.
Wilmington's spokesperson, Malissa Talbert, said about 75,000 people were in downtwon Wilmington enjoying the festivities. The crowd increased by about 25,000 people.
Talbert believes more people took advantage of the free event this year because of the down economy.