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ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery

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videoCould it be a shipwreck never before caught on camera? A local surfer might have found one yesterday while fishing at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Students celebrate 50th Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream'

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video Wednesday the nation marked the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream," speech. People from around our area found ways to honor King's dream, including an event at Innes Park in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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50 years later, impact of 'I Have a Dream' speech still felt in Wilmington

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video Wednesday marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial. Students in the Port City are honoring Dr. King by dreaming dreams of their own.political rallies which also happened to be a turning point in the civil rights movement. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Founder of Christian Science

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videoMary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science Church spent part of her life in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Adam Empie

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videoAdam Empie, was a pioneering chaplain at West Point as well as a minister at St. James Parish. Full story...
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History comes alive at Fort Anderson

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videoHistory buffs learned about the role of obstructions and torpedoes during the Civil War at Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site this weekend. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: The Stamp Act of 1765

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video In 1765, Wilmington was not part of the United States - it was an English Colony. While economic conditions were tough, one new law would prove to be the straw that broke the camel's back for the colonists. Full story...
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Search continues for Civil War artifacts stolen from Cape Fear Museum

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video The Cape Fear Museum is still looking for help finding some missing history. Detectives continue searching for the thief or thieves who swiped five Civil War-era objects from a display cabinet at the Wilmington museum. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: "Rebel Rose" Greenhow

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video Rose Greenhow earned a reputation for being one of the most cunning spies in the Civil War. Her stolen information allowed the South to top the North in a key battle. Full story...
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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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