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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry goes to summer schedule for Easter

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video The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blockade runner Modern Greece

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videoAt Fort Fisher, there's an abundance of history to tour whenever we'd like on land, but under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean there's another type of history that you don't see. Full story...
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History comes to life at Fort Fisher

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videoIt was a booming good time at Ft. Fisher this weekend, as history buffs from across the state gathered to hear the sound of artillery fill the air. Full story...
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National Guard sharpens tactical skills at Fort Fisher

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videoNational Guard troops are putting their skills to work at Fort Fisher this week. The simulated war exercise helps the military brush up on skills and apply their knowledge in real-life situations. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Fort Fisher falls to Union troops

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video On January 15, 1865, Fort Fisher, nicknamed “Gilbraltar of the South” fell to Union troops. Built on a peninsula named Federal Point at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, 18 miles south of Wilmington, Fort Fisher was the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy. Full story...
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Most NC ferry routes to cut schedules during Christmas

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video The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an amended schedule at its Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach, Southport-Fort Fisher and Currituck-Knotts Island routes Dec. 24-26 as a costs savings measure. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' reshoots to impact ferry schedule

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videoThe return of the cast and crew of the movie "Safe Haven" will have an impact on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The ferry will run an abbreviated schedule Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with reshoots for the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Hermit Festival Sunday

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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Common Sense Films hosts the festival to celebrate local legend, Robert E. Harrill, and commemorate his mysterious death four decades ago. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry begins spring schedule Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announces that it will begin running its normal spring/summer schedule at the Southport-Fort Fisher route Sunday. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts

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While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts holiday open house

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Christmas came early to an area historic site. The Friends of Fort Fisher hosted a holiday open house today to help visitors get into the holiday spirit. Full story...
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