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    • Bennigan's Restaurant Birthday

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, restaurants, eateries, S. College Rd,
    • After his meal, Bill Freeman of Wilmington has a cake brought to his table for his birthday party at Bennigan's restaurant. Several women are seated with Bill as 1 waitress and 2 waiters clap and sing happy birthday. Other customers are seen in the...
    • Cape Fear Cyclists

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, bikers, bicycles, races, clubs, elected officials, holidays, Revolutionary War site, historical sites, Cape Fear River, Water St.
    • Seven participants in the Cape Fear Cyclist's Hot 100 Fun Ride string out along Highway 421 on the first leg of their 100 mile ride. The Labor Day weekend ride, with Mayor Don Betz acting as official starter, began at Riverfront Park in downtown...
    • Wilmington Police Department Auction (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover county, North Carolina, law enforcement, sellers, bids, buyers, smokers, cigarettes, African Americans,
    • A potential young bidder leans over a baracade at the Wilmington Police Department as he checks out 2 pair of curtains held up by Bill Williams of Williams Auctions. The auction was held at the Red Cross Street complex.
    • Stephanie and Jonathan Kimbro

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Jonathan and his older sister Stephanie Kimbro in front of their house in a late Wilmington, NC snowfall. Wilmington received 4.2 inches of snow in March of 1983, and a record 2.9 inches for the day on March 24.
    • Bailey Theatre demolition (2)

    • North Carolina, movie, theaters, businesses
    • A workman from the Luther T. Rogers Co. chips away at the back wall of the Bailey Theatre on Front Street in downtown, Wilmington, N.C. Other workmen remove the roof providing an open air view.
    • Stanley Harts

    • Harts, Stanley Harold, 1952; Pender County (N.C.); Local history; Genealogists
    • Stanley Harold Harts working on his family history. Stanley Harts (1952- ) has done extensive research into his family history on both sides of his family, resulting in nine volumes of genealogical research on the Harts family, as well as many...
    • Bladen County Courthouse

    • North Carolina, bicentennial, government buildings, monuments,
    • A 2 story brick structure at 166 Couthouse Dr. ,Elizabethtown, the county seat. The front grounds has a granite marker with "the freedom bell" set into it with the inscription "in honor of Bladen County patriots: those who have served their country...
    • Bradley Creek Marina (2)

    • Wilmington, New hanover County, North Carolina, marinas, J.E. McWatty, J.B. Gerald, Richard E. Barker
    • Bradley Creek "66" Marina building, various boats docked at slips, as well as a variety of cars, vans, trucks and boats parked in the lot and on the street. Bertram and Pacemaker signs hang from the marina.
    • Blessing of the Animals (2)

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, churches, pets, St. Francis of Assisi, services, animals, pastors, priests
    • Parents and children watch as Scotty Jenkins of Wilmington has her parakeet (Peter of St. Johns), in its cage, being blessed by Reverend Alfred Durrance of St. John's Episcopal Church during a blessing of the animals on the church grounds. The...
    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • Blessing of the Fleet (2)

    • Wilmington, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, churches, denominations, hotels, Wrightsville Beach, Intracoastal Waterway, priests, chalices
    • The Very Reverend Michael Karloutsos (front) from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (608 S. College Rd.) blesses some of the boats on the Blockade Runner dock in Banks Channel. The other 2 ministers are Reverend Robert Cook from St. James...
    • Blockade Runner Hotel (2)

    • Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Atlantic Ocean, Banks Channel, hotels, sound, marsh, Banks Channel
    • Ocean view of the original building of the Blockade Runner Hotel and its partially finished 4 story addition. Five work trucks/vans are seen ( one has Whitley printed on driver's side) as well as several workers, scaffolding and ladders.
    • Blue Laws (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, laws, shopping, stores, Sundays
    • Reverend J.C. Wllace speaks out in favor of the Blue Law in front of a large group of citizens at Thalian hall located at 3rd and Chestnut St.
    • Demolition of ACL Railroad Stage I

    • Wilmington, trains, demolitions, dynamite, downtown, transportation
    • The still intact, ACL Railroad building at Front and Red Cross Streets in 1960. Parking lot in foreground showing 2 men wearing hard hats as well as by-standers looking toward the building. Two trucks and 2 cars are parked in the lot.
    • Ancient Forest on Black River

    • North Carolina, forests, rivers, swamps, old growth, bald cypress
    • Fred Annand leads a canoe expedition that includes David Stahle from the University of Arkansas. The 2 canoes navigate the Black River (near Atkinson) in Pender County. The cypress trees that line the banks date back 1500 years and are part of a...
    • Orton Hotel

    • hotels, Orton Hotel, theaters, Royal Theater
    • Orton Hotel with three-story wood building beside it where the Royal Theater was later built. Built by Col. Kenneth M. Murchison in 1888. James Walker was the general contractor. In 1896 Col. Murchison leased the building to R.W. Wallace and Co. In...
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...

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