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    • John Burney, Jr.

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Lawyers; Veterans; World War II
    • John Burney, Jr. questioning Wilmington Police Chief Robert Wadman on the witness stand in an ABC hearing. John Jay Burney, Jr. (1924-2010) was born in Wilmington, NC, at James Walker Hospital. He had a long and distinguished career as an...
    • Spectators View Harrier Jet

    • Naval aircraft carriers, Wilmington State Ports
    • One of the three Sea Harriers, a type of attack plane, takes off from the deck of the British aircraft carrier the HMS Invincible Wednesday morning at the state ports. The three planes took off before a crowd of spectators who watched as the plane...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Roman Gabriel

    • Gabriel, Roman, 1940-
    • Photograph of Roman Gabriel playing with the New Hanover High School football team. Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. was born in 1940 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School where he was an All-State athlete in baseball, basketball and...
    • 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...
    • Kirby family, three generations

    • Families
    • Three generations of the Kirby family. Left to right: Charlie Weir, Kenny Kirby, and Ken Kirby. The baby is Cameron Kirby. Kenny Kirby (1976- ) is the son of Lannie and Ken Kirby (1943- ), an optician. He is a native of Wilmington and is the...
    • 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...
    • Wilmington Police Department Auction (1)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, buyers, sellers, bidders, bicycles, stolen items, law enforcement
    • Wilmington police department's Lieutenant C.M. James, wearing police overalls and a police ball cap, tags a small light-colored girls bike.Volunteer Vincent Wilson holds it steady as the bike goes on the auction block at the Wilmington Police...
    • Orton Plantation - House and gardens.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter,...

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