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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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Museum exhibit wins award of excellence

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Cape Fear Museum of History and Science was recently awarded top prize for exhibition excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. Full story...
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Brunswick Town gets "Colonial"

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This weekend marked the return of Colonial Heritage Day at the Brunswick Town state historic site. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum sends Confederate flag away for preservation

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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...
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Cruise ship visit brings back memories for Wilmington woman

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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...
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What's Happening: November 14-16th

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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...
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Wilmington remembers WWII POW camp

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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...
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Locally Built Boat Known Across the Country

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videoThe Simmons Sea Skiff is a classic type of wooden boat known though out the world. What might not be as widely understood is that it was originally made in Wilmington. Full story...
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Flavor of the Past: Latimer House

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videoAll this week, we have been featuring historic locations around Wilmington and the restaurants they are paired with on the tour. There may be no better example of Wilmington's prosperous past than the Latimer House. Full story...
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Flavor of the Past Tour

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videoLater this month, you will have a chance to take a tour through historical sites in downtown Wilmington while treating your taste buds with the sixth annual flavor of the past tour. Full story...
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Re-living old times

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On Saturday demonstrators at Fort Fisher re-enacted what times were like there in the Civil War era. Demonstrations included music from that time and the firing of a 32-pound cannon. Full story...
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Blackbeard's cannon surfaces

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videoAfter hundreds of years in a watery grave one of the cannons from Blackbeard's last voyage on the Queen Anne's Revenge has been brought back to the surface. WWAY NewsChannel 3's Dana Brancato spent Monday off the coast of Beaufort aboard the recovery ship and saw a piece of pirate history revealed. Full story...
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Wilmington man's architectural work honored

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A Wilmington man who made his mark on the architecture world was honored Friday. A ceremony at the Bellamy Mansion revealed a highway historical marker named for Robert R. Taylor. Full story...
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Campers discover local history at Oakdale Cemetery

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videoThe Cape Fear region boasts a wealth of history. Local students are experiencing a hands-on approach to discovering our cultural heritage in a week-long program sponsored by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. Full story...
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