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Local history

Who was the blind man who sold roasted peanuts on Front Street?

Who were some of the big-name acts that performed in Brogden Hall?

Did a plane crash in the woods behind Laney High School years ago?

Where can I find historical photographs/information on local medical facilities and patient treatments prior to 1960? You asked!

What happened to the Dixie Pig drive-in on Carolina Beach Road? You asked!

Who was Willis Richardson?

What is the Dudley Mansion?

What is the USCGC Diligence?

What’s the status on the Battleship North Carolina’s fundraiser to repair the hull? You asked!

Are there any regularly scheduled walking tours of historic churches downtown?

When and how did Pleasure Island get its name? You asked!

Where did the Fergus Ark wind up? You asked!

Did the houses on Lea-Hutaff Island ever have electricity? You asked!

Were there Confederate defenses at Wrightsville Beach in the Civil War?

What’s the history of the Sidbury House in Rocky Point?

How did the road Salient Point get its name? You asked!

Who is responsible for replacing the state historic marker at the intersection of Long Beach Road and Highway 211? The sign was taken down during road construction. You asked!

What’s the story behind the millstone in Bailey Theater Park? You asked!

What were the Confederate flags? You asked!

Is there any place to search for fossils in our area? You asked!

Has Park Avenue ever flooded? You asked!

What’s the story behind the archaeological dig at RiverLights? You asked!

How much money has been raised for the repair of the battleship’s hull? You asked!

Did the Azalea Festival ever hire an Elvis impersonator to entertain? You asked!

Why does the Battleship North Carolina fly the Union Jack? You asked!

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