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Local history

When did the New Hanover County fair start and where was it held? You asked!

When did the train stop passenger service in Wilmington? You asked!

What is the correct pronunciation of Sanders Road?

Where can I find pictures of the Delgado & Wrightsville Avenue area from the 1950s? You asked!

Was there a veterinarian at Camp Davis during World War II?

Who has a claim to the cannon found at Wilmington’s waterfront? You asked!

When the cofferdam is constructed around the Battleship North Carolina, is it going to be dredged out so the ship floats inside the enclosure? You asked!

Where is The Borough in Pender County? You asked!

What happened to the potter’s field along 17th Street near the railroad tracks? You asked!

What is the status of the Orton Plantation renovation of the rice fields and the longleaf pines? You asked!

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?

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