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World War I Memorial moved to river front

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videoMoving an 8-10,000 pound monument is no easy task, but a crew of men did just that this morning. Full story...
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Historic iron gate returns to Airlie Gardens

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videoAirlie Gardens officially opened its historic gate this morning after months of restoration. Blacksmith Ben Kastner says there are not many of these traditionally-made gates left. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children

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video The Cape Fear Museum offers fun and education program every Saturday in the Learning Center. This month children can learn about astronomy. Full story...
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Fort Fisher lesson on artillery packs firepower

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videoPeople traveled from all over to Fort Fisher Saturday for summer program "Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher" that taught not only the history of the fort, but the important part artillery had on the fort during The Civil War. Full story...
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Living History Crew brings USS North Carolina to life

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina held its first Battleship Alive weekend of the year. The Living History Crew makes four appearances throughout the year. Full story...
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Eight sites added to, one saved from Most Threatened Historic Places list

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videoThe Historic Wilmington Foundation released its list of the Most Threatened Historic Places in our area today. Bricks, two-lane roads, buildings and much more are on the ninth edition of the list. Full story...
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Gullah Geechee panel selects executive director

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The commission working to preserve the culture of sea island slave descendants in four southeastern states has an executive director. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 documentary makes world premier

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video The two-hour film produced by Wilmington Journal reporter Cash Michaels documents the history behind Wilmington's infamous civil rights-era prosecution. Pictures, articles and interviews tell the story of the ten people accused and convicted of firebombing a Wilmington grocery store in 1971. Full story...
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Area's largest, oldest garden event this weekend at Poplar Grove Plantation

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videoPoplar Grove Plantation hosted the areas largest and longest running garden event this weekend. Folks came out to see the historic sites with their wagons in hand. Vendors and exhibits lined the walkway offering fresh displays and demonstrations. Full story...
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Antebellum farm house up for sale

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video A historical reminder of New Hanover County's agricultural past is up for sale. The Martindale house witnessed the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Now it can be yours. Full story...
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History group looks to move little-known WWI monument

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videoIn honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a historical group is working to renew and relocate New Hanover County's only WWI monument. Every day thousands of people drive right by it, and most don't even know it. Full story...
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Battle of Moores Creek Bridge lives on

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videoHistory came alive at the 283th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Attendees of all ages got a taste of what it was like to live in 1776. Full story...
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Civil War reenactments, more than just a hobby

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videoYou might have thought you've stepped back in time walking around Cameron Museum Saturday if it weren't for the occasional iPhone picture, of course. Reenactors and Civil War enthusiasts from all over gathered to commemorate the battle of Forks Road. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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Artifacts from Blackbeard's ship at Tryon Palace

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Artifacts from the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate will be on display at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge, including cannon balls, a wine bottle and nautical tools, are on display in the Duffy Gallery from Friday through Feb. 15. Full story...
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