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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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#TBT: Bridges to Wilmington

This Throwback Thursday we're looking back on the bridge that so many of us in this area use each and every day. The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge opened on October 1, 1969.

#TBT: The Port of the Port City

The Port of Wilmington was once the home of a shipyard. During the course of World War II the 57 acre area grew to 84 acres and added a number of additional shipways to house boats.

#TBT: A look back at the world’s largest living Christmas tree

It's Christmas Eve, and this Throwback Thursday we're looking back on what was once the world's largest living Christmas Tree, which was right here in the Port City.

#TBT: 112 years since the first flight

Today marks 112 years since the Wright Brothers took their historic first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

#TBT: Wilmington’s very own Santa Claus

The Port City was once home to one of Santa's helpers. James Edward Lee Wade held a number of titles throughout his life, but perhaps one of those he is most fondly remembered for is Santa Claus.

#TBT: The state’s oldest synagogue

Monday December 7 marks the start of Hanukkah for 2015. But did you know Downtown Wilmington was home to the oldest synagogue in North Carolina? The Temple of Israel was built in the late 1800's.

#TBT: Gregory class of 1960 gives back for Thanksgiving

We are one week away from turkey day, so what better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday than by looking back at some Thanksgiving celebrations from the past.

#TBT: From city jail to historical headquarters, the Burgwin-Wright House

This Throwback Thursday we're taking a look at one of the top 20 oldest houses in North Carolina. The Burgwin-Wright is the oldest museum house in the state and it's right here on Market St. in Downtown Wilmington.

#TBT: The world’s greatest sea weapon

With Veteran's Day right around the corner, this week's Throwback Thursday is the once mighty sea vessel, the USS North Carolina.

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