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    • 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...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • William J. Brooks

    • Coaches (Athletics); University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Bill Brooks throwing a baseball during a game held at Brooks Field at UNCW in tribute to his retiring as Athletic Director. William Jasper Brooks (1922-2010) was born in Wilson County, NC. He excelled in sports in high school, playing for Leon...
    • 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...
    • Helen Grey Smith

    • Golf; Women Golfers; Ladies Professional Golf Association
    • Helen Smith hitting a golf ball out of the sand. Helen Grey Smith (1925-2010) was an outstanding golfer and golfing teacher in the Wilmington, NC area during the 1960s and 1970s. She and her husband, former state senator William Smith, moved to...
    • Sonny Jurgensen

    • Jurgensen, Sonny, 1934-; Football Players
    • Sonny Jurgensen as a senior in the New Hanover High School 1953 yearbook. Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (1934- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He started in three sports during his time at New Hanover High School. He averaged at least 12...
    • Gene Motley

    • Gene Motley serving as guest speaker at the Sunny Point Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 597th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Southport, NC. Gene Motley was the Sports Director at WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington, NC. He worked at the station...
    • Jack Holley

    • Football--Coaching; High schools
    • Jack Holley possibly on the sidelines watching his South Columbus team play football. Coach Jack R. Holley (1938-2013) was born in Ashton, NC. He graduated from New Hanover High School in 1957, where he played on four championship teams in three...
    • Dr. Bill Dineen

    • Dineen family, Seger family, Johnson family, physicians, Sports Medicine
    • Dr. James Robert Dineen (1921-), son of James Jay and Marguerite C. Dineen, was born in Corning, N.Y., September 24th, 1921. He was married to Dorothy Seger, whom he divorced, and married his second wife, Miss Frances Johnson. He attended...
    • Legion Stadium

    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Brian Rowsom

    • Basketball; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Brian Rowsom shows his framed basketball jersey to the crowd at Trask Coliseum during a halftime presentation when his jersey was retired. Brian Rowsom (1965- ) is from Columbia, Tyrell County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina...
    • Blockade Runner Motor Hotel

    • Blockade Runner Hotel
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph taken by Hugh Morton which captures sailboats racing in front of the Blockade Runner Motor Hotel at Wrightsville Beach.
    • AF-A_1953_Crowning_02

    • Azalea Festival
    • Newspaper clipping of Queen Azalea V Cathy Downs at the March 1952 festival. Also pictured is the Master of Ceremonies, Harry Wismer, who was a sports commentator. Miss Downs was a famous movie actress.
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Biking to the Beach

    • cyclists, teens, New Hanover County, North Carolina, bicycles, beachgoers
    • Bikers, Shawn Pearson in sun glasses (left front) and Kristina Sebastian carrying a 1989 Roman Gabriel Celebrity Golf Tournament sports bag (right front) lead their friends Jennifer Suber and Andy Spicer (partially hidden) down Causeway Dr. Friday...


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