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Marking History

New marker symbolizes rebirth for historic building

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videoA historic downtown Wilmington building now dons a shiny new plaque. From a Masonic hall to a grocery store, music venue to nightclub and now pizza place, the Masonic Hall building at 125 Market Str. has seen it all. Full story...
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Antebellum farm house up for sale

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video A historical reminder of New Hanover County's agricultural past is up for sale. The Martindale house witnessed the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Now it can be yours. Full story...
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Historic homes help mark Black History Month in Wilmington

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videoIt's Black History Month, and the Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrated by marking two historic homes important to the city's African-American history. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: W.H.C. Whiting

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video An important figure to the Confederacy, W.H.C. Whiting was in charge of the defense system that guarded the Cape Fear during the war. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Steamboats on the Cape Fear

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video In Wilmington's early years, its prosperity was directly tied to business coming in and out of port. Steamboats made it easier to get goods up and down the rivers of Eastern NC. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Founder of Christian Science

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videoMary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science Church spent part of her life in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Adam Empie

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videoAdam Empie, was a pioneering chaplain at West Point as well as a minister at St. James Parish. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: James Dudley

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videoJames Dudley was born into slavery in Wilmington in 1859. He grew up in the household of Edward Dudley, who was governor of the state in the 1830s. His childhood was marked by the Civil War and great change, but as the dust settled James began to go to school. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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