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Battleship North Carolina

Transportation logistics required for Saturday's Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

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video You're going to need extra patience driving around Wilmington on Saturday. There will be a few traffic hotspots due to the internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country will be biking, running and swimming around historic Wilmington. Full story...
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Kids enjoy fright-free event at Battleship North Carolina

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It was a spooktacular good time for kids at the Battleship North Carolina Tuesday night. The event is designed to not be quite as spooky as others. From super heroes to little monsters, tiny tots dressed up in their Halloween’s best for the 3rd Annual Batty Battleship Halloween Bash. Kids could enjoy pony and camel rides, freshly popped popcorn and of course, lots of candy. Full story...
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Ghost Ship sets sail tonight

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One of our area's more popular Halloween attractions gets started tonight. The Battleship North Carolina will turn green and become the Ghost Ship. Full story...
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Former crewman hopes to bring Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Wilmington

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video If a Wilmington man gets his way, you could be climbing aboard a new ship in the Cape Fear River in the future. The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is still in service, but a former crew member hopes that when the ship is decommissioned it will make its permanent home in the Port City. Full story...
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1961 prices set all-time attendance record for Battleship

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Turning back the clock set a record at the Battleship North Carolina over the weekend. The Battleship charged 1961 prices Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ship's arrival in Wilmington. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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Battleship named Attraction of the Year

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Seven decades after entering World War II, the Battleship North Carolina has earned another honor. Last night the North Carolina Travel Industry Association honored the Battleship as its 2011 Attraction of the Year. Full story...
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Wilmington revs up its need for speed

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The Cape Fear had a need for speed this weekend. But don’t get confused. This isn’t your everyday car show. Full story...
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Repairs underway on Battleship's hull

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The Battleship North Carolina officially started its hull repairs on the starboard bow today. Full story...
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All hands on deck for Memorial Day ceremony on Battleship North Carolina

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video The deck of the USS North Carolina was packed Memorial Day with people paying their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Full story...
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New documentary on Battleship just in time for Memorial Day

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videoEveryone in Wilmington knows the Battleship North Carolina, but how much do you know about it? A new documentary "Battleship North Carolina: The Showboat Legacy" explores both the past and present of the USS North Carolina. Full story...
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Veterans help celebrate Battleship milestones

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video Queen Azalea Heather French Henry's grand tour of Wilmington today included a visit to the Battleship North Carolina for the 70th anniversary of its commissioning and 50th anniversary of coming to the Port City. But the real celebrities of the event were the men who served our country aboard the battleship during World War II. Full story...
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Former Miss America to reign over Azalea Festival

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video Heather French Henry won the crown of Miss America in 2000. She is also a fashion designer with her own clothing line. As Miss America and since, Henry has traveled the nation championing veteran's issues. That dedication ties into this year's Azalea Festival's focus on honoring the military. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina announces contract award for restoration

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The Battleship North Carolina has been docked in Wilmington for 50 years. Soon it will get some TLC. 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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