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Researchers say they have new clue to Lost Colony

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A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina's Roanoke Island in the late 1500s. Full story...
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Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts

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While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Full story...
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North Carolina to honor Tuskegee Airmen at Capitol

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The state of North Carolina is planning a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen at the State Capitol. Full story...
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Renovations done on Battleship masts

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Work is done fixing up part of the Battleship North Carolina. As part of its continuous preservation, the Battleship got repairs on its forward and main masts. Full story...
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First black joins NC's Sons of American Revolution

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A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence. Full story...
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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone

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video A piece of the past is slowly taking shape in downtown Wilmington. Today, Cape Fear Community College held a topping out ceremony for the new Union Station building. But the building wasn't the only center of attention. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington business closed in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday

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Many businesses and schools were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. Today at least one Wilmington business was closed in remembrance of another American leader. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington woman recalls attending King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

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videoAugust 28, 1963, was a day that changed our nation and our world forever. That was the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dreams with hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall, including a Wilmington woman. Full story...
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Crowds turn out for annual MLK Day Parade in Wilmington

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People of all races and ages joined together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. in Wilmington at the annual parade in his honor. Full story...
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Outer Banks center seeks Civil War memorabilia

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The Outer Banks History Center is seeking letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts of from the Civil War for an exhibit that's part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor survivors group: We will disband

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An association of Pearl Harbor survivors founded in 1958 has announced they will be disbanding at the end of the month. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts holiday open house

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Christmas came early to an area historic site. The Friends of Fort Fisher hosted a holiday open house today to help visitors get into the holiday spirit. Full story...
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UNC Exhibit looks at textbooks role in history

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A new exhibit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looks at the role textbooks have played in state history. Full story...
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Blackbeard's cannon salvaged from shipwreck off NC

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Researchers have raised a 2,000-pound cannon from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, which has been on the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast for nearly 300 years. Full story...
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Students get hands-on history lesson at Brunswick Town

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Fourth graders in Brunswick County are seeing the world through the eyes of settlers during Heritage Days at Brunswick Town. Full story...
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