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NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker.

Historical marker to honor Atlantic Coastline Railroad

Wilmington's railroading past will be honored with a historical marker this weekend.

New marker symbolizes rebirth for historic building

videoA historic downtown Wilmington building now dons a shiny new plaque. From a Masonic hall to a grocery store, music venue to nightclub and now pizza place, the Masonic Hall building at 125 Market Str. has seen it all.

Antebellum farm house up for sale

video A historical reminder of New Hanover County's agricultural past is up for sale. The Martindale house witnessed the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars. Now it can be yours.

Historic homes help mark Black History Month in Wilmington

videoIt's Black History Month, and the Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrated by marking two historic homes important to the city's African-American history.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel.


video An important figure to the Confederacy, W.H.C. Whiting was in charge of the defense system that guarded the Cape Fear during the war.

MARKING HISTORY: Steamboats on the Cape Fear

video In Wilmington's early years, its prosperity was directly tied to business coming in and out of port. Steamboats made it easier to get goods up and down the rivers of Eastern NC.

MARKING HISTORY: Founder of Christian Science

videoMary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science Church spent part of her life in Wilmington.

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UPDATE: US Marshals shoot wanted Pender Co. murder suspect in Whiteville

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident at the Whiteville Walmart Thursday afternoon. 

Astronauts install new solar panel outside the International Space Station

Astronauts are working to install another new solar panel outside the International Space Station.