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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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Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem

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video The Gospel of Matthew claims a mysterious star appeared at the birth of Jesus. Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. Full story...
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Horse-drawn tours teach history of Oakdale Cemetery

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videoOne of Oakdale Cemetery's most popular horse-drawn wagon tours was back to entertain kids and adults of all ages. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Steamboats on the Cape Fear

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video In Wilmington's early years, its prosperity was directly tied to business coming in and out of port. Steamboats made it easier to get goods up and down the rivers of Eastern NC. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Spanish attack on Brunswick thwarted

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On September 4, 1748, sailors from two Spanish ships came ashore and attacked the town of Brunswick. Terrified at the sight of Spanish ships in the Cape Fear River, the residents of the port town gathered as many of their possessions as possible and fled. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach

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video The discovery of a lifetime. A local man finds a newly exposed shipwreck while fishing at Wrightsville Beach. Hear the story of the wreck. Full story...
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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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