make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

History

Historical marker honors US Colored Troops in Civil War

READ MORE:
videoA new historical marker now stands on the side of Market Street in Wilmington. It honors the Civil War efforts of slaves and free blacks who fought in the Port City. Full story...
»

Blackbeard's anchor returns from the depths

READ MORE:
video A piece of history has been raised from the pits of the ocean, and it’s the largest artifact that's ever been recovered from perhaps the most infamous pirate's flagship. Full story...
»

Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque honors historic federal building

READ MORE:
The Historic Wilmington Foundation honored a piece of Port City history today. The group presented its James and Rosalie Carr Memorial Plaque to the historic US Customs House, which is better known as the Alton A. Lennon Fderal Building downtown. Full story...
»

History blooms in florist's attic discovery

READ MORE:
When the owner of Julia's Florist, formerly known as Rehder's Florist, took over, she knew that a box of Rehder's things was still in the attic, but she never had time to go through it. When she finally brought it out, Dana Cook found hand written letters, old pictures, yellowed newspaper clippings and magazines. Full story...
»

Researchers to spend month digging at Brunswick Town, Fort Anderson

READ MORE:
For the next month, archaeologists will study the historic Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson area to see if they can uncover any more information about the site. Full story...
»

New dive planned for Blackbeard artifacts in NC

READ MORE:
Researchers and divers will soon be looking for pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
»

Historic map returns to Battleship NC

READ MORE:
A piece of history has returned to the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
»

Onslow County to unveil black history trail

READ MORE:
Onslow County is planning to tell the story of the area's black residents, from segregated beaches to the Marine Corps. Full story...
»

Family of 1790 jurist fights NC for documents

READ MORE:
The family of one of the first US Supreme Court justices is demanding cash or the return of the 18th Century jurist's letters from the state archives where they've been for a century. Full story...
»

Museum exhibit wins award of excellence

READ MORE:
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science was recently awarded top prize for exhibition excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. Full story...
»

Brunswick Town gets "Colonial"

READ MORE:
This weekend marked the return of Colonial Heritage Day at the Brunswick Town state historic site. Full story...
»

Cape Fear Museum sends Confederate flag away for preservation

READ MORE:
With gloves on and ready to pack, museum staff wrapped, packed and boxed the second of two Civil War-era flags today. They're going to Minnesota on Monday to be conserved. Full story...
»

Cruise ship visit brings back memories for Wilmington woman

READ MORE:
video A German cruise ship docked in Wilmington early this morning. For the passengers on the ship it was just a cruise, but for one local woman it brought back memories more than half a century old. Full story...
»

What's Happening: November 14-16th

READ MORE:
videoArea wineries are offering plenty of things to do this weekend. And if you are a history buff, there are a couple of things going on you should check out. Full story...
»

Wilmington remembers WWII POW camp

READ MORE:
videoDuring World War 2, Wilmington was called upon to serve the country in an unusual way. It was a sacrifice that had its benefits. Full story...
»