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History comes to life at Fort Fisher

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videoIt was a booming good time at Ft. Fisher this weekend, as history buffs from across the state gathered to hear the sound of artillery fill the air. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Brooklyn Arts Center

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video With its soaring, 50-foot cathedral ceilings, original brick and plaster walls and stained glass windows, it is an impressive venue. The Brooklyn Arts Center started as a church in 1888 and is now home to weddings, concerts and much more. Full story...
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Happening Tomorrow: 'From Belles to Bustles' event in Wilmington

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video See beautiful dresses from the Victorian era at the Latimer House. Get the details when you watch the whole interview. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate a historic day for the Wilmington 10

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video This weekend, hundreds of people filled the United Church of Christ, a historic location for Wilmington 10 members. The surviving members, families of deceased members of the Wilmington 10, along with supporters across the state celebrated a victory over what they say was a racially charged and wrongful conviction. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing

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video The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape. Full story...
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Marking History: US Colored Troops in Wilmington National Cemetery

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videoOur area is rich in Civil War history, but there's a part of that history that isn't so widely known.Outside the Wilmington National Cemetery stands a plaque honoring the US Colored Troops buried there. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Washington's Southern Tour

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video We explore the history around the region by looking at historical markers you may never have stopped to read. This week we learn about George Washington's trip to Southeastern NC. Full story...
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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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