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    • Hurricane Bertha

    • Hurricane Bertha, 1996
    • Jennifer and Steven Raines playing in the flood waters in front of their house after Hurricane Bertha in 1996. Jennifer Suzanne Raines (1986- ) and her brother Steven Raines (1988- ) lived in the Woodberry Forest subdivision in 1996. Like many...
    • Jennifer and Steven Raines

    • Hurricane Bertha, 1996
    • Jennifer (1986- ) and Steven Raines (1988- ) playing in the flooded cul-de-sac in front of their house after Hurricane Bertha. Hurricane Bertha was an intense storm that made landfall in July of 1996. It was the second named storm of the season...
    • Central Baptist Church

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    • Congregation formed in 1883 under the leadership of the Rev. L.T. Christmas who raised the funds to erect this building five years later. Much of the construction work was done by church members. It is the oldest African-American Baptist church...
    • Shirley Gilbert

    • Television news anchors; Women broadcasters
    • Shirley Gilbert on the WWAY-TV set at their Front Street studio. Shirley Cook Gilbert (1946-1999) was a mainstay in local television from 1976-1996. She received a degree in creative arts from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1975. ...
    • First Baptist Church

    • Samuel Sloan, Hurricane Fran, steeples, churches
    • First Baptist Church at 5th and Market Streets is made of red brick with twin spires. The Wilmington Light Infantry building can be seen in the background. Power lines are seen along the streets, and the Street is hard surfaced. The Sunday School...
    • McCabe-Lancaster House

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    • Beach house built for Harry Lee McCabe (1895-1962), grocer; and wife, Vista Mae Taylor (1902-1982). Until Hurricane Hazel (1954), used variously as summer residence, rental property and apartments. Purchased in 1955by Luke Wilson Lancaster...
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Federal Point
    • The "Rocks", built between 1875 and 1881, by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, is properly called New Inlet Dam. The inlet was opened in 1761 by a strong hurricane and was the easiest and best entrance into the Cape Fear River and avoided the dangerous...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Ocean Terrace Hotel.

    • Ocean Terrace Hotel, Hotels, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • About 1935, Mrs. J. A. Snyder leased the old Sea Shore Hotel and renamed it the Ocean Terrace Hotel. It was badly damaged by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and burned to the ground the following year. The Blockade Runner Hotel, which was opened in 1964,...
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Lovering Collection, 1890-1954

    • Lovering, Helen, -- 1904-1999 -- Photograph collections; Lovering family; Mears family; Beaches -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Architectiture, Domestic -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Hurricane Hazel, 1954
    • The collection consists of 221 photographs and negatives documenting family and friends of Helen Lovering, as well as a variety of Wilmington, North Carolina locations and events. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1920 and 1950.
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Pomander Walk Cottages
    • Pomander Walk Cottages were located on the western side of Lumina (shown in the background). In 1930, the twenty cottages, built on this site replaced a "Tent City," a project of the Tidewater Power Company, who also owned Lumina. The "city" was...
    • Seashore Hotel

    • Seashore Hotel, Wrightsville Beach, Fire
    • Another scene after the fire and destruction of the Seashore Hotel, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on 26 June 1919. According to Beverly Tetterton, Wilmington: Lost But Not Forgotten (pages 178-179), a new three-story hotel was erected on the...
    • Tony Loreti

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Mayors
    • Left to right: Camille Loreti, wife of Tony, Kim Roberts, and Rick Burroughs congratulate Tony Loreti, newly-elected Mayor of Carolina Beach. Anthony A. Loreti (1941- ), a native of south Philadelphia, was Mayor of Carolina Beach, NC for two...

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