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    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • James Linton Allegood

    • Allegood, James Linton, 1897-1991; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C)
    • Christmas card for Jimmy Allegood. James L. Allegood (1897-1991) was the advertising director of the Wilmington Morning Star newspaper for 41 years, starting in 1927.
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Frederick Hart Fechtig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Purchasing agents; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Frederick Hart Fechtig. Frederick Hart Fechtig (1865-1951) was born in Hagerstown, MD. He began his career with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company in 1881, and over the course of his career, he became its Purchasing Agent....
    • John Jay Burney

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Lawyers
    • Portrait of John Jay Burney. John Jay Burney (1896-1955) was born in Bladen County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1914 to accept a position as clerk in the accounting department of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. Burney enlisted in...
    • Joseph Holmes Davis

    • Bankers
    • Portrait of Joseph Holmes Davis. Joseph Holmes Davis (1883-1969) was born in Southport, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. Davis became Cashier of the Carolina Savings and Trust Company in...
    • Shawn Gallagher

    • Baseball; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Shawn Gallagher in a New Hanover High School uniform. Shawn Gallagher (1976- ) was a star baseball player at New Hanover High School in the early 1990s. He was drafted in the 5th round of the baseball draft in 1995 to the Texas Rangers, and...
    • Sheila Boles

    • Basketball coaches
    • John T. Hoggard High School yearbook photograph of Sheila Boles. Sheila Boles (1954- ) graduated from Seventy First High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1972 and started at North Carolina State University, but transferred to the University of North...
    • Rhonda Bellamy

    • Bellamy, Rhonda; Radio talk show hosts; African American women; authors
    • Photograph of Rhonda Bellamy used online for Dreams of Wilmington. Rhonda McLaurin Bellamy (1963- )was born in New York City but moved to Wilmington, NC during her high school years. She went to E. A. Laney High School. She is well-known as a...
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • Kay Godwin, Debbie Scheu, and Alma Fennel

    • Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Garden tours; Women dressmakers
    • Kay Godwin, Debbie Scheu, and Alma Fennel standing in front of the Azalea Festival ticket office. Augusta Counts was the first Azalea Belle dressmaker in 1969, designing antebellum style dresses to be worn by Azalea Belles in the Cape Fear Garden...
    • Dino De Laurentiis, Martha Schumacher, and Frank Capra

    • Capra, Frank, 1934-2007; De Laurentiis, Dino; Motion picture industry
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of De Laurentiis (left), Schumacher (standing), and Capra (right). Frank Capra, Jr. (1934-2007), the son of a legendary Hollywood director, became a movie producer and president of EUE Screen Gems Studios in...
    • Students Launch Boat

    • CFTI Boats, Wilmington, NC
    • Ron Wahab (right) and John Langone (left) and Sandy Mitchell (far background) help launch the 22 ft hand built wooden boat into the surf at Wrightsville Beach next to the Sheraton Inn on Sat morning. The boat was built at Cape Fear Tech for...
    • Oscar Andrew DuRant

    • City council members; Bridges; Businessmen; Brunswick County (N.C.)
    • Portrait of Oscar Andrew DuRant. Oscar Andrew DuRant (1862-1944) was born in Town Creek, Brunswick County, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Brunswick County and then went to work for his father's public grain mill company. In 1892 he...
    • Exley Adelbert Corbin

    • Coaches (Athletics)
    • Exley Adelbert "Spike" Corbin watching the Beach Ball Classic in Socastee, SC. He was one of the judges picking players for the basketball tournament all-star team. E.A. "Spike" Corbin (1913-2003) was a high school administrator and beloved...
    • 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...
    • Leon Brogden

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; Basketball; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Coach Leon Brogden watching the New Hanover High School Wildcats play. Leon Lafayette Brogden, Sr. (1910-2000) was a legendary and much-loved sports figure in Wilmington, NC. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for over 32 years at New...

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