History

Oakdale Cemetery
Oakdale Cemetery offers summer walking tours
The Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington will kick off its summer walking tour series this Saturday. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:35am
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, considered the final battle of the Civil War, happened 150 years ago this week. (Source: TexasMilitaryForcesMuseum.org)
Final Civil War land battle was 150 years ago… in Texas
It's common knowledge that the four bloody years of the American Civil War came to an end when Southern Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox - but it's not true. Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:08pm
B-17 Bomber plane from World War II
History takes flight in Brunswick County
Working history took flight today as an authentic World War II B-17 Bomber plane flew around Brunswick County. WWAY had a ticket on that flight! And we're not the only ones invited. Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:10pm
Camp survivor Harry Weiss, left, meets Wilmington veteran George Rose, right
Veteran, concentration camp survivor reunite 70 years later
A 70-year reunion of freedom happened in Raleigh today. A soldier who helped liberate a concentration camp met one of the survivors, as the General Assembly honored both men. Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:28pm
dachau veteran
Wilmington veteran to be honored for liberating concentration camp
Seventy years ago a Wilmington man helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp. Wednesday the North Carolina state legislature will honor veteran George Rose for his service and story as the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp passes. Tue, 04/28/2015 - 6:05pm
HISTORIC HOME TOUR: The Brickhouse Cottage
Tucked in-between two two-story homes, you'll find a sweet one-story house on the Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour. The Azalea Festival's website said around 1860, Captain Nathan Brickhouse built the cottage at 503 South Front Street with the full-width and inviting front porch. Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:20am
HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Hovis House
There's another colorful house on the Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour that's very typical of Wilmington. The house is located at 326 S. 4th Street in downtown Wilmington. Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:10am
HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Martin Stover House
The Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour features a cheery, and colorful house that, for a time, was not that way at all. Gay Adair said when she bought the Martin Stover house at 1813 Princess Street in Wilmington, it was close to being condemned. Now, you'd never know by looking at it. Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:00am
HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Allen-Woodward House
The Azalea Festival Historic Home tour takes you down Third Street in downtown Wilmington where there are gorgeous homes galore. According to the Azalea Festival's website, the Allen-Woodward home at 406 South Third street is inspired by Charleston-type homes. Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:53am
HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Swinson-Dowe House
The Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour features one of the first homes to be owned by an African-American in the immediate neighborhood. Irving Dowe, and his family moved in in 1969, but the Craftsman-style bungalow at 1609 Grace Street was built in 1914. Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:37am