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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...
    • 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...
    • 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 ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Gene Motley

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Legion Stadium

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Christopher Trotman Nixon

    • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team); High schools--North Carolina
    • Trot Nixon pitching for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (1974- ) was born in Durham, NC. He played baseball (outfield) and football (quarterback) for New Hanover High School (NHHS) in Wilmington, NC, and...
    • Michael Jordan

    • Jordan, Michael, 1963-; Basketball Players; African Americans; African American athletes; National Basketball Association
    • Photograph of a very young Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan (1963-) was born in Brooklyn, New York but moved with his family to Wilmington, NC as a toddler. He played three sports in high school but was considered too small (5'11") as a sophomore...
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    • Fishing
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph bu Hugh Morton which captures beachgoers surf fishing at Wrightsville Beach.
    • NCRPC0973s

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Sports kept employees of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company active when they were not working on building vessels. This page features some photographs from the booklet, "Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding."

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