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MARKING HISTORY: Old Brunswick County Jail

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videoThis old building in Southport was where Brunswick County housed its inmates for nearly 70 years. Today, you can take a look inside. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Capt. John Winslow

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video There are a lot of Civil War heroes from the Wilmington, but not many that ended up fighting for the Union. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Naval war hero Johnston Blakely

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videoJohnston Blakely, a war hero whose namesake graces islands, cities and warships today, was a Wilmington resident for a time long ago. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War vet William Loring travels and fights for Egyptian Army

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videoWilliam Loring led a military career that saw him fight for three different flags over five decades. The most interesting of which being his time spent in Egypt. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Wilmington and Weldon Railroad

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video Wilmington got its start as a railroad town, the first of those was the Wilmington and Weldon RR in 1840. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Wilmington man signs Declaration of Independence

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videoThe Declaration of Independence has the signature of a man who called Wilmington home. Full story...
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Building History: Burgwin-Wright House

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videoIt's a house that pre-dates the US. One Wilmington landmark traces its roots back to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The Burgwin-Wright House is this week's edition of Building History. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Home Tour sites announced

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) announces the 9 homes and one historic synagogue for the 2013 Azalea Festival Home Tour on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Woodrow Wilson's Wilmington past

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videoThe 28th President spent some of his youth right here in the Port City while he father was pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Full story...
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Building History: David Reid Murchison house

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video One beautiful home on 3rd Street in Wilmington has had its ups and downs. Literally. The current owners actually rebuilt the house to its original stature. Full story...
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