The Old New Hanover Genealogical Society provides an interesting array of information within their website. For instance, you can access over 4,000 records from the Yopp Funeral Home, which operated in Wilmington from 1892 to 1966. You can also find records for the Confederate Hospital at Wilmington; these records list more than 7,000 names.
You can also find links to church records, newspaper indexes, and photos. It's an interesting site that is definitely worth a visit.