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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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Historical marker honors US Colored Troops in Civil War

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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...
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Blackbeard's anchor returns from the depths

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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...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque honors historic federal building

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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...
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History blooms in florist's attic discovery

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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...
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Researchers to spend month digging at Brunswick Town, Fort Anderson

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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...
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New dive planned for Blackbeard artifacts in NC

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Researchers and divers will soon be looking for pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Historic map returns to Battleship NC

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A piece of history has returned to the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Onslow County to unveil black history trail

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Onslow County is planning to tell the story of the area's black residents, from segregated beaches to the Marine Corps. Full story...
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Family of 1790 jurist fights NC for documents

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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...
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