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Ceremony marks start of construction for Montford Point memorial

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A ceremony is scheduled to mark the start of construction of a monument at Camp Lejeune to honor the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marines to enlist in the Corps. Full story...
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239th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge attracts visitors

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video History came alive at the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Attendees got a taste of what it was like to live during that time. Full story...
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Researchers hopeful that NC site is that of Lost Colony

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A clue discovered just a few years ago on a centuries-old map has led researchers back to a North Carolina site in hopes of discovering whether the men, women and children of North Carolina's "Lost Colony" settled there. Full story...
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Fort Fisher marks 150th anniversary of historic battle

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video This weekend is the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. Organizers say no other Fort Fisher program compares to what visitors can expect to see at the fort over the next few days. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Ferry exhibit highlights local history

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videoOn Saturday at the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas, a new exhibit will open highlighting the cable ferry system used to get on and off the island in the 1950's. Full story...
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Shop's window displays bring shoppers back

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videoHave you ever been walking in downtown Wilmington, and noticed the flashy and fancy décor and clothes in the windows of A Second Time Around? Full story...
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NC could encourage history class lessons

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC could encourage history class lessons

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC might encourage history material funded by Koch brothers

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC school board hears about new take on US history

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A building national debate is showing up in North Carolina over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively. Full story...
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