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Battleship North Carolina

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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Survivors remember Pearl Harbor 69 years later

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video A bitter cold Pearl Harbor Day could not keep area veterans from remembering the event at North Carolina's World War II Memorial. They remembered the event that brought America into World War II. They remembered those who fell and honored those still with us. Full story...
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Battleship announces 50th Anniversary celebration events

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Now, as we move into 2011, the Ship gets ready to celebrate her 50 years of being part of the wonderful legacy and state of North Carolina. In honor of this anniversary, the Battleship would like to announce the events for the upcoming year thanking the community for the continued support through the years. Full story...
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Runners hit the pavement in Battleship marathon

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The course crosses two bridges over the Cape Fear River, makes its way through downtown Wilmington, tours Greenfield lake, and returns to the battleship by way of the Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Ghost Ship wraps up this weekend

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Time is running out for you to climb aboard the Ghost Ship. You only have two more days to take this haunted tour aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Battleship goes 'Batty' for Halloween tonight

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Trick-or-treaters will have a chance to get some sweet treats tonight at the Battleship North Carolina. The Battleship is hosting its 2nd Annual Batty Battleship Bash. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. Full story...
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Navy Secretary visits Battleship, dodges question of Gravely commissioning funding

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Ray Mabus said he's excited about the commissioning of the USS Gravely next month right here in Wilmington. But when asked why the navy is not footing the bill for its own party, he did not have much of an answer. Full story...
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High tide cuts opening night at the Ghost Ship short

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The Battleship North Carolina transformed into a ghost ship. Full story...
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Flooding, high tide float Battleship NC

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All that extra water coming into the river and a lunar high tide this morning caused the Battleship North Carolina to float. Full story...
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The battleship will actually float Friday

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"There is a common misconception that we are stuck in the mud," says Heather Loftin, Promotions Director. "Really, we just need a high enough tide to help lift this World War II vessel. It's a rare occasion, that also happened following Hurricane Floyd and the March storm of 1993." Full story...
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Secretary of the Navy will visit Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will be host to the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, in celebration of the 235th birthday of the U.S. Navy. Full story...
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