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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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Southport-Ft.Fisher ferry runs cut Friday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Friday to exchange vessels. Full story...
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Aquarium offers trick or treating under the sea

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If you are looking for a spooky, but safe place to take the kids trick or treating, you may want to think about going under the sea. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is having its tenth year of trick or treating under the sea starting Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival hits the stage this weekend

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It's going to be a gorgeous weekend. What better way to enjoy it than at the beach, with some tasty seafood and a little music? Actually, make that a lot of music. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Missing kayakers located

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New Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that the two kayakers who were missing near Fort Fisher have been located. Full story...
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Swimming advisories and alert lifted in New Hanover County

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted three water quality swimming advisories and one swimming alert in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Swimming advisories issued for three sites in New Hanover County

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Three recreational swimming advisories and one alert were issued today at ocean-side and sound-side locations in New Hanover County. State officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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Fort Fisher hosts Second Saturday, showcases Civil War literature

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Our area is rich with history, and Fort Fisher is a favorite spot for many locals, visitors and historians. Full story...
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CFCC students put classroom learning to test in field

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Students in CFCC's Industrial Systems Technology program gathered at Fort Fisher to inspect the condition of a cannon used in historical reenactments. The students tested for cracks in the cannon, but they did it without tearing it apart. Full story...
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Start of Civil War excited some Wilmingtonians, saddened others

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video The attack on Fort Sumter, less than 200 miles down the coast, stirred up mixed emotions among the citizens of Wilmington on that historic day. Full story...
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History comes alive at Fort Fisher

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video Thousands of people saw history come alive Saturday down in Kure Beach in celebration of the 146th anniversary of the 2nd battle for Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Kids get hands-on lessons in marine science

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Kids are getting a hands-on chance to learn about marine life and how to protect it. The Marine Quest Cape Crusaders Camp was at Fort Fisher today learning about protecting our dunes. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum sends Confederate flag away for preservation

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With gloves on and ready to pack, museum staff wrapped, packed and boxed the second of two Civil War-era flags today. They're going to Minnesota on Monday to be conserved. Full story...
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Civil War battle relived at Fort Fisher

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videoVisitors to historic Fort Fisher this weekend got to experience history. The fort celebrated the second battle of Fort Fisher's 145th anniversary. Full story...
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