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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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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours

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videoDowntown Wilmington is filled with that old, historic, charm. And there's one man you can turn to to get a great lesson. He's known as the man with the cane. And he's behind the 'Wilmington Adventure Walking Tours.' Full story...
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Bid on items from the Cape Fear Museum

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videoThe Cape Fear Museum is having an auction! The museum is auctioning numerous items that don't fit their mission of collecting items related to the history or science of the lower Cape Fear area. Full story...
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