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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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: USS North Carolina Battleship

In this week's edition of Cape Fear History and Mysteries, we take a look back at the USS North Carolina Battleship.
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Screen Gems Studios

In this week's edition of Cape Fear History and Mysteries, we take a look back at the Port City's very own Screen Gems Studios.
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River has been an integral part of our area for hundreds of years, but why did people fear the river at one point?
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: The Maco Station Light

It's a story about a ghostly local legend about a railroad worker, Joe Baldwin, who became an unlikely hero.
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: The ghost of Samuel Jocelyn

Samuel Jocelyn went horseback riding and never came home. When they finally found him, they thought he was dead... or was he?
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: The Orton Hotel fire

It's not uncommon for a bar to have a regular customer who always seems to be there. But a historic Wilmington tavern has a patron you maybe have seen and who may never leave.
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Birth of Blackbeard

If you know anything about the history of the Cape Fear region, you likely know about the role pirates played in that history. But the truth sometimes isn't what you see in the movies.
Some say the ghost of a one-time Wilmington resident who was the famed killer "Jack the Ripper" still haunts the Cotton Exchange downtown. (Photo: Brandon Ewers/WWAY)
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CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Does ‘Jack the Ripper’ haunt Wilmington’s Cotton Exchange?

The history of southeastern North Carolina is rich. We have everything from treasured landmarks and historic events to legendary tales and straight-up ghost stories. All of it is what we will explore in our new web series "Cape Fear History & Mysteries."