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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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Sports memorabilia exhibit opens at UNCW

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A collection primarily focused on memorabilia from college and professional football and basketball is on display at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Full story...
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McIntyre wants Wilmington designated "American World War II City"

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants the US House to designate a city each year as an "American World War II City," and he wants Wilmington to top the list. Full story...
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Driving force behind historical marker to be honored in nation's capital

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Last month a historical marker was unveiled outside Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the hundreds of US Colored Troops buried in the Port City. Next week the man behind that marker will be honored for his efforts. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts Second Saturday, showcases Civil War literature

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Our area is rich with history, and Fort Fisher is a favorite spot for many locals, visitors and historians. Full story...
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Canetuck Rosenwald School gets new life as community center

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video A part of national and Pender County history is the Canetuck Rosenwald School. It's one of the original Rosenwald schoolhouses set up to educate African American children in the early 1900's. The Rosenwald School is nearly 100 years old, and now, it's getting new life as the Canetuck Community Center. Full story...
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It's Flag Day, but why?

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video Take a look at your calendar, and you know June 14 is Flag Day. But have you ever wondered why? Well, it turns out the history of the day goes back to the earliest days of our nation. Full story...
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Blackbeard artifacts exhibit opens at NC museum

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Bells, cannon and lead shot are among the items that will be on display when the North Carolina Maritime Museum opens the largest exhibit to date of artifacts from the wreck presumed to be the remains of Blackbeard's flagship. Full story...
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NC revises number of Confederate war dead downward

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A North Carolina researcher says no more than 35,000 Confederate soldiers from the state died in the Civil War, about 5,000 fewer than the long-held count that allowed the state to claim more casualties than any other state. Full story...
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