Southeastern North Carolina’s past is filled with legend and lore. From landmarks to ghost stories; from big screen bounty to pirate booty. Join WWAY for a journey into the region’s history. Each Thursday on WWAYTV3.com we’ll tell another tale in Cape Fear History & Mysteries. Some clearly fact. Others steeped in fable… or are they?”
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