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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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Civil War life on display at downtown library

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A traveling Civil War exhibit is currently on display at the New Hanover County Library in downtown Wilmington. The exhibit features images of women, soldiers and freed men. It's a rare look at what life was like during that time. Full story...
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New store brings old feel to downtown Wilmington

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video There's an old saying "If you hold onto it long enough, it will come back in style." A new shop in downtown Wilmington is banking on the clothing karma, hoping these classics make their way to the Wonder Shop and then to your closet. At the Wonder Shop, that's not just the business plan, but the inspiration for the store itself. Full story...
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Historic silver items stolen from NC plantation

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Silver spoons that may have been crafted by Paul Revere are among the items taken during a break-in at a historic plantation in Davie County. Full story...
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Civil War license plate approved for NC

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A license plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War has been designed. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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