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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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BUILDING HISTORY: Temple of Israel

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video Built in 1875 and '76, the Wilmington's Temple of Israel is the oldest temple in North Carolina and home to the state's oldest Jewish congregation. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum unveils Confederate general's uniform

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A piece of Civil War history at the Cape Fear Museum is getting a new lease on life. Museum staff today unveiled the uniform of Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting. Full story...
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Debate continues about future of old Seabreeze community

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video A community once rich with history is now struggling to figure out its future. One group says it wants the Seabreeze community near Snow's Cut to move forward with new homes. The other says back off and leave Seabreeze the way it is. Full story...
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Wilmington man recounts life in Nazi Germany

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video Many of us have only read about it in history books, but one Wilmington man actually lived in Germany while Hitler was in power. Fortunately, Alfred Schnog fled before the Holocaust. Full story...
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Wilmington honors Montford Point Marines

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The Wilmington Commission on African-American History will host a reception before tonight's City Council meeting to honor the Wilmington Chapter of the Montford Point Marines. The reception is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Full story...
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