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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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