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Battleship North Carolina

Study shows economic impact of Battleship on Cape Fear area

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Research found that the USS North Carolina makes a significant and remarkably consistent contribution to the economy of its community. The significance of the ship's contribution to the regional economy was magnified by the "counter-cyclical" nature of its impact. Full story...
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Battleship marks Memorial Day with 48th annual service

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video People in the Port City Celebrated this Memorial Day in a variety of ways, including the 48th Annual Memorial Day Service on The Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Battleship hopes license plates will bring in revenue

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The Battleship North Carolina hopes your car can help keep the state's World War II memorial afloat. The Battleship is accepting applications for a new specialized Battleship North Carolina license plate. Full story...
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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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Kids of all ages attend the Battleship Easter Egg Hunt Carnival

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video Easter may not be until Sunday, but that didn't stop a lot of people from heading to the Easter Egg Hunt Carnival at the Battleship Memorial today. People came from near and far to be there. Full story...
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Plan to repair Battleship NC may come with hefty price tag

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videoAn iconic piece of history that rests in the Cape Fear River is getting a little TLC, but it needs even more. Staff at the Battleship North Carolina says the state's World War II memorial needs repairs, and they know just the right technology for the job. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at USS North Carolina

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video December 7, 1941, is a day that will live in infamy. Seventy-one years later, survivors of Pearl Harbor came together one more time to honor their fallen friends. Full story...
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Wallace Leinwand dies at 88

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videoA Bladen County legend is no longer with us. Wallace Leinwand died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina comes to life

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videoThe USS North Carolina hosted "Battleship Alive" this weekend. The entire crew dressed in uniform to bring a little bit of history back to life. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina sending cards to veterans

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video The Battleship North Carolina is asking for help to make the holidays brighter for our veterans by sending them Christmas Cards. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon using different traffic patterns

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The Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon is happening this weekend and Wilmington Police want you to be alert for runners and aware of traffic shifts. Full story...
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Halloween started a little early on the Battleship

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The line was long for the for the 4th annual Batty Battleship's Halloween Bash, but it was worth it. Once below decks kids were part of the carnival festivities with treats and games. This is an alternative to door to door trick or treating that many parents prefer. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in decade

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The Battleship North Carolina's second half century in Wilmington got off to a good start with visitors. The Battleship announced today that attendance for the Fiscal Year 2012 was the best the ship has had in 10 years. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA arrives

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On October 2, 1961, The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA came to Wilmington. The mighty ship opened to the public just a couple of weeks later. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina expects overnight guests

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The Battleship North Carolina is making plans to host overnight guests. The StarNews reports officials plan to spend about $2.5 million to renovate areas where sailors had their berths as well as the ward room aboard the vessel moored across from downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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