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    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • James Worley

    • Crayfish culture; Columbus County (N.C.)
    • James Worley holding a crawfish in a Star-News article. James Worley tried to start a crawfish pond on his family farm in Columbus County, NC after consulting with a state extension official. He hoped to expand production by reclaiming old rice...
    • Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Photograph of Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski. Jonathan Kimbro and Jason Slivinski (1979- ) and a great snow bunny from a rare Wilmington, NC snow fall. His mother Harriet remembers that Jonathan (on left) didn't have any snow boots so she...
    • Jerry Watts

    • Tabor City (N.C.); Fire departments
    • Photograph of Jerry Watts, Tabor City Commissioner. Jerry Wayne Watts (1934- ) was a Tabor City, NC Commissioner in the early 1980s. He also worked in the city fire department for over 25 years, part of that time as the chief of the fire...
    • Casey Barth

    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Football
    • Yearbook photograph of Casey Barth. Casey Barth (1990- ) was picked as a free-agent kicker for the Atlanta Falcons after the 2013 NFL Draft. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was an outstanding placekicker,...
    • Rita Chaffin, Robin Meiers, Eric Ludwig, and Cay Davis

    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Anniversaries, etc.; Educators
    • Photograph of the 1st Anniversary Remembrance of September 11, 2001 at Myrtle Grove Middle School with Rita Chaffin at podium, Robin Meiers, Eric Ludwig, and Cay Davis seated in the front row. Rita Chaffin was the Language Arts teacher at Myrtle...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Elaine C. Brown

    • Alpha Delta Kappa; Women educators
    • Color photograph of Elaine Brown on Faculty Hat Day. Elaine C. Brown (1943- ) taught for 36 years, 15 of them at Myrtle Grove Middle School as the Language Arts teacher. She is a member of the women educator's sorority, Alpha Kappa Delta, Delta...
    • Little House

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    • Dutch Colonial Revival style house built for Fred E. Little (1891-1975), native of Charlotte, president of Wilmington Printing Company, commissioner of Wilmington Housing Authority for 25 years; wife, Elizabeth Albright (1855-1982), native of...
    • Richard Daughtry

    • Bookstores
    • Richard Daughtry in his bookstore, Old Books on Front Street, 22 N. Front Street. An institution in Wilmington, NC since 1982, Daughtry's Old Books on Front Street has survived several moves to its present incarnation at 249 S. Front. Daughtry is...
    • Agnes Livingston Lucas Newland

    • Weddings; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Photograph used in her wedding announcement in the Star-News. Agnes Livingston Lucas (1917- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She married Hubert Francis Newland in 1937 at the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church in Wilmington. She received her education...
    • William Dallas "Joe" Wright II

    • Blacks--Civil Rights
    • Portrait of Joe Wright. William Dallas "Joe" Wright II (1952-1990) was born in Wilmington on December 25, 1952. Wright was one of the youngest members of the Wilmington 10, all of whom were convicted in a case that made national news in 1972....

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