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Local history

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!

Where did the Pigott family of Brunswick County come from? You asked!

Do you have any information on the DeHavilland Vampire Jet that was here in the 1960s? You asked!

Does anyone have a photo of the A&P on Fourth Street in Wilmington? You asked!

What offices are in the Alton Lennon Federal Building on the river? You asked!

Was there ever a motel or hotel in Castle Hayne?

Did Cornwallis stable his horses in St. James Church when he stopped in Wilmington? You asked!

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!

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