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History

MARKING HISTORY: Edward Dudley; Carolina's first governor elected by the people

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North Carolinians didn't always have the right to vote for the governor of their state. The first time they got that right, they chose a Wilmington man. Full story...
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Reenactments draw big booms and big crowds

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videoThe booming of cannons and popping of gunfire had some people taking cover at the Cameron Art Musuem in Wilmington. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Coastline Convention Center

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It's been a part of Wilmington history for more than 100 years. These days it's a great place for a party, show or convention. The Coastline Convention Center has had to change to stay on track. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Cassidey's Shipyard and the CSS Raleigh

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videoThe Cape Fear river has a history full of battles, and war. Some of the ships that set sail at that time were built at old shipyard in Wilmington. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Children's Museum of Wilmington

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video With more than 17,000 square feet of fun, it's every child's dream, but the Children's Museum of Wilmington also offers something for history buffs. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Robert Taylor

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video This week's Marking History focuses on a local man who became something extraordinary. You could say it was by design. Robert Taylor was born in Wilmington in the 1800s and ended up becoming a pioneer in the field of architecture. His life is a story of firsts. Full story...
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Mystery at the Museum

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videoSomeone stole a fossil this weekend from the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, and a group of kids played detective. Mystery at the Museum engages kids in science and problem solving through a pretend crime scene investigation. Kids investigated clues and even did their own lab work to solve the mystery. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blockade runner Modern Greece

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videoAt Fort Fisher, there's an abundance of history to tour whenever we'd like on land, but under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean there's another type of history that you don't see. Full story...
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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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