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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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NC man donates Hatfield-McCoy feud letters

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A North Carolina minister has donated letters from his great-grandfather who was convicted of killing a McCoy during the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud. Full story...
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On this Independence Day, a reminder of where it all started

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videoOn July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia officially adopted the edited and final version of the Declaration of Independence. For most of us, the annual celebration of this momentous day in American and world history is about fun, food and fireworks. But it's worth taking some time to see what our Founding Fathers put their names to. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Daughtry's life is one full of stories

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video He's the former owner of Daughtry's Old Books downtown, and Dick Daughtry has quite the story of his own, from serving in World War II to running marathons at age 91. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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