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Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 4:05pm.

What are the most threatened historic places in our area? The Historic Wilmington Foundation has a list of nine locations. This is the third year the foundation has released this information. Many people fear if they don't raise awareness about threatened historic places, they'll be lost forever. The list was announced this morning outside of a historic building on North Fourth Street. The north end of the central business district is one of the threatened locations. Other spots include Shallotte Point Community, Moore's chapel of the AME Zion Church in Brunswick County, Snipes School, the neighborhood at Seventeenth and Castle Streets, the Glenn Hotel in Wrightsville Beach, old schoolhouses in Pender County called Rosenwald schools, Wilmington's humble historic homes, and all of Brunswick County. Jeffrey Crow, NC Department. of Cultural Resources, said, "If they lose the historic fabric and the historic character of the community, they've lost something that can't be replaced." Five of these locations were newly added this year. The rest have made the list in past years. The purpose of releasing the list of threatened places is to raise awareness about them in hopes of having people invest in restoring them. You may be wondering how all of Brunswick County made the list. It is one of five counties in North Carolina that has never been surveyed or inventoried for its historic value. Fifty-thousand dollars in the county's budget has been recommend for a survey. Commissioners vote June 16.

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