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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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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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