EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: First black contractor in New Hanover County

videoInside a quaint brick home in Wilmington is a man with quite the story and an abundance of talents. At 86 years old and battling Alzheimer’s, Alfred Mitchell spends his days pursuing his passion of writing songs and poetry.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington man has close ties to family feud between Hatfields and McCoys

video The clash between the Hatfields and McCoys is the most well-known family feud in American history. It's a true tale: one of vengeance, courage and most importantly, family pride. The feud was between two families, who lived along the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields were from West Virginia, the McCoys from Kentucky. Their relentless rivalry began in the late 1800’s and stretched for decades.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington war vet remembers D-Day on Utah Beach

video A very special man can be found at the Woods at Holly Tree retirement facility. What many may not know is that John DeChesere was a young Army officer on Utah Beach during the Normandy Invasion. At 101 years old, he has seen a lot in his time.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington filmmaker to document charity’s work in Africa

video A Wilmington man has teamed up with a local ministry to capture its impact in Africa. Curtis Thieman will take his video camera to Rwanda and Kenya this weekend. He hopes to put together a touching video showing how Zoe Ministry is helping orphans struggling in poverty.

Wilmington man recounts life in Nazi Germany

video Many of us have only read about it in history books, but one Wilmington man actually lived in Germany while Hitler was in power. Fortunately, Alfred Schnog fled before the Holocaust.

Daughtry’s life is one full of stories

video He's the former owner of Daughtry's Old Books downtown, and Dick Daughtry has quite the story of his own, from serving in World War II to running marathons at age 91.

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