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Wilmington Resources

UNCW has many resources to help answer the questions and concerns you have while you are here as a student. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources by looking at their websites, going to their offices or making an appointment with a staff member.

Wilmington Utility and City Resources
Resources about setting up Eletricity, gas, water, sewer, television/internet, telephone, etc.

Wilmington Street Sheet
This is a comprehensive resource which provides contact information for Food Pantries, Meal Service, Housing and Shelter Service, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Wilmington Shelter List
This is a list of Wilmington, North Carolina shelters for those in need

Wilmington Food Banks
This is a list of Wilmington, North Carolina food banks for those in need


Progress Energy Carolinas, 800.452.2777
Electricity can be obtained in the name of one person with a roommate added as a "secondary customer" on the account. A credit check determines if a deposit is necessary. The amount is based on your address location. You may apply for electric service online.


Piedmont Natural Gas, 800.275.6264
Piedmont Natural Gas offers applications over the telephone and can arrange for payments online. A credit check is conducted to determine if a deposit is required. There are pay stations around Wilmington for customers to pay in person; call to find out the locations.

Water and Sewer

City of Wilmington, 910.341.7806
All applicants for utility services must present identification in the form of a valid pictured driver's license or official identification card and a Social Security Card. A home telephone or alternate number is also required.


Charter Spectrum, 910.332.7800
Basic cable service provides local broadcasting stations. Special services, such as HBO, cost an additional fee. Although no deposit is required, you must pay an installation fee plus the cost of our first month's service.


AT&T, 888.757.6500 or 888.764.2500
This is one local option; see the Yellow Pages for a list of additional telephone service providers. AT&T also offers Internet connections and service packages. A credit check will determine the amount, if any, of the deposit for service.

Trash & Recycling
  • City of Wilmington Solid Waste Department, 910.341.7875
    Most residents who obtain water service from the City of Wilmington will also have sanitation service with the city. In most cases, the water, sewer, and trash accounts are on the same bill.
  • Recycling Drop Off Centers  (no charge to residents)
    New Hanover County Household Hazardous Waste (no charge to residents)
Local Newspaper

Star-News, 910.343.2000
This local newspaper can be delivered to your home for a fee. An online version also exists.

Vehicle Registration & License Plate Offices
U.S. Social Security Administration

U.S. Social Security Administration
Wilmington Social Security Office, 1.866.964.6227
1528 S. 16th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401