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WDI walking tour to highlight impact of urban renewal downtown

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WDI's event will feature a unique collaboration between WDI CEO John Hinnant and retired New Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local historian. While walking and talking about the urban renewal that has taken place, photos will be on display to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on Wilmington's historic downtown. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Fisher

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video Before it was Fort Fisher, the land was known as Federal Point: a simple peninsula in between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Edwin Anderson

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The name Edwin A. Anderson may sound familiar to you. Today, it's the name of Anderson Elementary in Wilmington, but it's also a name you'll find popping up frequently in US Naval history. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: NHHS Medal of Honor Recipients

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video New Hanover High School has a military history like no other when it comes to World War II service. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation honors Legion Stadium's legacy

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videoLegion Stadium is this year's winner of the James and Rosalie Carr Memorial Plaque given by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Old Brunswick County Jail

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videoThis old building in Southport was where Brunswick County housed its inmates for nearly 70 years. Today, you can take a look inside. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Capt. John Winslow

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video There are a lot of Civil War heroes from the Wilmington, but not many that ended up fighting for the Union. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Naval war hero Johnston Blakely

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videoJohnston Blakely, a war hero whose namesake graces islands, cities and warships today, was a Wilmington resident for a time long ago. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War vet William Loring travels and fights for Egyptian Army

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videoWilliam Loring led a military career that saw him fight for three different flags over five decades. The most interesting of which being his time spent in Egypt. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Wilmington and Weldon Railroad

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video Wilmington got its start as a railroad town, the first of those was the Wilmington and Weldon RR in 1840. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Wilmington man signs Declaration of Independence

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videoThe Declaration of Independence has the signature of a man who called Wilmington home. Full story...
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Building History: Burgwin-Wright House

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videoIt's a house that pre-dates the US. One Wilmington landmark traces its roots back to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The Burgwin-Wright House is this week's edition of Building History. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Home Tour sites announced

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) announces the 9 homes and one historic synagogue for the 2013 Azalea Festival Home Tour on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Woodrow Wilson's Wilmington past

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videoThe 28th President spent some of his youth right here in the Port City while he father was pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Full story...
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Building History: David Reid Murchison house

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video One beautiful home on 3rd Street in Wilmington has had its ups and downs. Literally. The current owners actually rebuilt the house to its original stature. Full story...
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