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Researchers found a 300-year-old piece of a book page (left) in the wreckage of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. (Photo: NC Department of Cultural Resources)video

Booty and books: New evidence of pirates’ interest in both

ead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty.
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1920s cottage expands Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

A piece of the past literally moved its way through Wrightsville Beach today Thursday.
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Creator of NC Maritime Museum at Southport leaves a lasting legacy

She is known as a fixture in Southport and now she is hanging up her keys. Mary Strickland, the woman who built the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport from the ground up is retiring.
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Highway marker to recognize 1898 Wilmington coup

A new highway historical marker will mark a dark period in North Carolina's history that happened right here in Wilmington more than a century ago.
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Archaeologist work to uncover a piece of Wilmington history

Under the remains of the old Water Street parking deck an organization went digging for an old historic feature the Rock Spring of Wilmington.
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Community members gather to remember the 1898 Wilmington Massacre

One church in Wilmington held an observance for the 1898 massacre today.

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century.

Historic site turns into a colonial town for visitors

A weekend to go back in time. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson let visitors take a look at what life was like in colonial times.
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)video

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."

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