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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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MARKING HISTORY: The Boundary Oak

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video Right on the grounds of St. Mary's school, one of Wilmington's oldest citizens is still going strong. The Boundary Oak as it's known has a very special meaning, hearkening to a quainter Wilmington of the past. Full story...
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Survivors remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

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videoSaturday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a date President Franklin D. Roosevelt said "will live in infamy." Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blackbeard Loses His Head

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video Two hundred and ninety-five years ago, it was "off" with Blackbeard's head. One of the most infamous pirates in history, Edward Teach who gained the nickname Blackbeard for his fierce appearance. had a long history in North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington headlines quickly moved on from JFK

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videoThe top story in the Nov. 22, 1963, edition of the Wilmington Morning Star was "JFK Tours Tex., Talks Politics." By the afternoon, The Wilmington News ran with the banner headline "KENNEDY SLAIN IN TEX." Full story...
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Longtime Wilmington residents remember JFK assassination

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videoWWAY NewsChannel 3's Daniel Seamans talked to some longtime Wilmington residents of their memories of that day and how the Port City reacted to the death of the president. Full story...
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