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Civil War

ONLY ON 3: Wilmington business closed in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday

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Many businesses and schools were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. Today at least one Wilmington business was closed in remembrance of another American leader. Full story...
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Outer Banks center seeks Civil War memorabilia

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The Outer Banks History Center is seeking letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts of from the Civil War for an exhibit that's part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war. Full story...
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Civil War life on display at downtown library

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A traveling Civil War exhibit is currently on display at the New Hanover County Library in downtown Wilmington. The exhibit features images of women, soldiers and freed men. It's a rare look at what life was like during that time. Full story...
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Civil War license plate approved for NC

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A license plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War has been designed. Full story...
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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Confederate Flag returning to Cape Fear Museum

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The flag received professional conservation, including, hand vacuuming to remove surface dirt; wet cleaning to reduce the appearance of stains and patching with sheer polyester fabric. Over 42 patches were needed to stabilize the flag. Full story...
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Miss Juneteenth pageant held to celebrate the holiday

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Juneteenth is celebrated by many as the official end to slavery, although it happened more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and spread the news that slaves had been freed. Full story...
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Driving force behind historical marker to be honored in nation's capital

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Last month a historical marker was unveiled outside Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the hundreds of US Colored Troops buried in the Port City. Next week the man behind that marker will be honored for his efforts. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts Second Saturday, showcases Civil War literature

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Our area is rich with history, and Fort Fisher is a favorite spot for many locals, visitors and historians. Full story...
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