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Battleship North Carolina comes to life

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videoThe USS North Carolina hosted "Battleship Alive" this weekend. The entire crew dressed in uniform to bring a little bit of history back to life. Full story...
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Secession petitions gather support in NC, across country

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video The United States are not so united tonight as rumors that history may repeat itself circulate. Petitions on the White House's website suggest that citizens across the country are not happy with the way things in Washington are going and want a major change. Full story...
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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City

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Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened. Full story...
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Whiteville museum hosts fossil fair

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This weekend the North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville will open up its doors on Saturday for a fossil fair. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: James Walker Hood died

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On October 30, 1918, James Walker Hood died. Hood, as a missionary in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, was sent in 1863 to North Carolina where he served black congregations in New Bern and Beaufort. Full story...
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Divers to mark end of Queen Anne's expedition

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A formal ceremony is marking the end of an eight-week expedition to recover artifacts from the ship believed to have belonged to Blackbeard. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday in Beaufort. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Robert Phifer dies spurring founding of NC Museum of Art

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On October 16, 1928, Robert Phifer, an art collector and native North Carolinian, died. He bequeathed seventy-five paintings and over $1 million to the North Carolina Art Society. The next year the first in a series of temporary art exhibition spaces opened in the Agriculture Building in Raleigh. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Thomas Wolfe born in Asheville

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On October 3, 1900, Thomas Wolfe, the famed writer from Asheville, was born. Wolfe attended public schools in Asheville for seven years while living in his mother’s boardinghouse with the rest of his family. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Thalian Hall

Thalian Hall is Wilmington's enduring landmark for theater, music and culture. It shares space with city hall, and the beautiful Greek revival building on third street gets the spotlight.

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BUILDING HISTORY: First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian in downtown Wilmington is a church full of sights and sounds to stir the faithful, and one man knows the church better than anyone else.

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NC museum displays 'Gone with the Wind' film items

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The N.C. Museum of History is scheduled to show off a private collection of memorabilia from the movie "Gone with the Wind." Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation takes threatened places list on the road

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After months of planning, the Historic Wilmington Foundation unveiled its "Most Threatened Historic Places" exhibit today. The traveling exhibit highlights the 2012 list of historic locations around the region in danger of falling victim to time and development. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Bellamy Mansion

At 10 thousand square feet, with 22 rooms, the Bellamy lives up to it's mansion billing. The grand home built in the mid-1800's tells a story with a few surprises. WWAY's Chris Phillips learns more as he explores building history in downtown Wilmington.

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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies

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Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became first to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11, has died. He was 82 years old. Armstrong had heart surgery several weeks ago, and a statement from his family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Full story...
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2.75 million-year-old whale skull on display at Lake Waccamaw

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video A whale skull fossil found in Lake Waccamaw four years ago is now on exhibit. Scientists estimate the fossil is 2.75 million years old. They also say they may have discovered an entirely new species. Full story...
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