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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Historical Hands on Deck!

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videoIn 1988, a woman would apply for a job aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship. She didn't get it. Then the job reopened. She got it this go around! Now she is a key player in using her creativity to bring the life of Battleship North Carolina to life. What we have are historical hands on deck! Full story...
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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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