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#TBT: Azalea Festival

The first Azalea Festival was held back in 1948. It was the brainchild of Dr. W. Houston Moore, M.D. who wanted to celebrate the beautiful gardens all around the city.

#TBT: A solution to segregated beaches

This TBT we're looking at a local beach town that made sure everyone could have fun in the sun back in the days when segregation kept some folks from enjoying our beach communities.

#TBT: Wilmington’s escape to the past

Today the Cape Fear Museum sits on Market Street and is home to treasures of the past that attract thousands every year. But those big wooden doors were't always the threshold to a museum, the building was initially home to Works Progress Administration era armory.

#TBT: Wilmington’s oldest high school

For just shy of 100 years, the Port City has been home to one of the states oldest high schools, New Hanover High.

#TBT: Over a century of fitness at the YMCA

The Young Man's Christian Association's Wilmington branch claims to have been founded in 1887, even though there are newspaper reports of a YMCA dating back to the 1870s. In March, 1872, Alexander Sprunt was elected president of the YMCA. On June 8, 1872 the YMCA was located in a hall on the 2nd floor of a brick building near Princess Street, opposite the Journal office. In October, 1873, the YMCA moved to the Masonic Hall on Market Street.

#TBT: Connecting Wilmington with the world

In September 1990, the New Hanover County International Airport held a series of events to mark the opening of a new terminal building.

#TBT: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

For nearly 70 years, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was a big part of industry here in Wilmington, North Carolina. From 1900 to 1967 the ACL was a US Class I railroad, meaning $250 million or more annually.

#TBT meets #NationalHugDay

Did you know that today is National Hug Day? Have you hugged anyone yet?

#TBT: The Manor of Market Street

The Manor was a 600 seat movie theater which once stood on Market Street in Downtown Wilmington.

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