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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tim Buckley

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BUCKLEY’S BLOG: A summer without heat?

Ben Franklin said the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Usually, you can add summer heat in SE NC to that list, but this year seems different.

MARKING HISTORY: The Stamp Act of 1765

video In 1765, Wilmington was not part of the United States - it was an English Colony. While economic conditions were tough, one new law would prove to be the straw that broke the camel's back for the colonists.

MARKING HISTORY: James Dudley

videoJames Dudley was born into slavery in Wilmington in 1859. He grew up in the household of Edward Dudley, who was governor of the state in the 1830s. His childhood was marked by the Civil War and great change, but as the dust settled James began to go to school.

MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher.

MARKING HISTORY: “Rebel Rose” Greenhow

video Rose Greenhow earned a reputation for being one of the most cunning spies in the Civil War. Her stolen information allowed the South to top the North in a key battle.

BUCKLEY’S BLOG: Severe weather threat across NC tonight

High heat and humidity are setting the stage for what could be an outbreak of damaging winds tonight across North Carolina. 

HEADS UP: Line of storms plows through Thursday night; Wind damage possible

High heat and humidity are setting the stage for what could be an outbreak of damaging winds on the East Coast Thursday night.

MARKING HISTORY: Fort Fisher

video Before it was Fort Fisher, the land was known as Federal Point: a simple peninsula in between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

Here comes Andrea! All the info you need to know about the storm

[AS OF 7AM THURSDAY MORNING] Tropical Storm Andrea has strengthened in the Gulf, and will strike the Florida panhandle tonight.

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