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Local history

Did EUE Screen Gems receive any sort of government incentive when it set up shop in Wilmington? You asked!

Why did Cornelius Harnett establish Harnett County?

What is the history of the name Holly Shelter? You asked!

What is the history of the old Blue Top Lodge on U.S. 17 north of Wilmington? You asked!

Is the Martindale House haunted? You asked!

Any way to locate a recipe for the pizza burger sold at old MilJo Restaurant? You asked!

When did the Broadfoot Iron Works company start? When did it close? You asked!

What was the World’s Largest Living Christmas Tree? You asked!

What was that pizza place in Wrightsville Beach in the 1960s? You asked!

What is the United National Supreme Council? You asked!

Was the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge purchased from another state? You asked!

Who was the first band to play live on Wilmington radio? You asked!

What happened to the yacht docked across from downtown on the river? You asked!

Did Wilmington turn down a Carnegie library? You asked!

Does anyone have photos of the Wilmington-built S.S. Sapona? You asked!

How many local service members died in World War I and World War II? You asked!

Do you have any info on the home at the north end of Lea-Hutaff Island? You asked!

Why did the weather service reuse the name Bertha? We’ve already had a Bertha. You asked!

What were the five worst hurricanes to hit Southeastern North Carolina? You asked!

Are there any plans to fly Korean War veterans to Washington to visit the Korean War Memorial? You asked!

What is the story behind the small graveyard on Doral Lane in Hampstead? You asked!

Who were the guys who dressed in turbans and robes and read Bible passages on a cable channel? You asked!

Who was the man known as ‘Dropstitch’? You asked!

What’s the history behind the huge concrete World War II target at the southern end of Fort Fisher? You asked!

What is the origin of the two bronze lanterns in front of the Cotton Exchange? You asked!

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