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    • William D. Halyburton Jr

    • Halyburton, William; Medal of Honor
    • Army photograph of William David Halyburton Jr. William D. Halyburton Jr (1924-1945) was born in Canton, North Carolina and then moved to Wilmington. He went to New Hanover High School and is one of two Medal of Honor recepients from that...
    • Charles P. Murray, Jr.

    • Murray, Charles P. (Charles Patrick), 1921-2011; Medal of Honor; High School
    • Photograph of Charles Patrick Murrary, Jr. at an award ceremony. Charles Patrick Murray, Jr. was a highly decorated officer serving in the U.S. Army. He received a Medal of Honor for his actions during WWII. He was a graduate of New Hanover High...
    • General John A. Lejeune

    • Lejeune, John Archer 1867-1942; Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Marines--United States
    • Portrait of General John A. Lejeune. General John Archer Lejeune (1867-1942) was the 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marines, from 1920-1929. He served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, the Mexican Revolution, the Battle of...
    • NCRPC0826a

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the S.S. Edward B. Dudley on Feb. 13, 1943. Mrs. L.E. Keith (holding bottle), matron of honor Mrs. L.H. Flowers of Newport News, VA, and maid of honor Johanna E. Rehder (far right) wait for the launching of the 67th ship built by the...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot

    • Elliot family, Physicians, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot, (1890-), was born in Manchester, N.C., September 29th, 1890. His parents were Johnathan Evans and Alice Hall Elliot. He married Miss Myrtle Elaine Vandegrift. His brother, George Douglas Elliot, was also a Medical Doctor...
    • James R. Leutze

    • Leutze, James R., 1935-; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Portrait of James R. Leutze. James R. Leutze (1935- ) served as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) from 1990 to 2003. He had a significant impact at UNCW and under his command, the university became one of the top 10...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • New Hanover High School

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    • Newclassical Revival style school opened in 1922 with an enrollment of 840 students, the largest in North Carolina. Leslie N. Boney, architect, designed the wings, 1930; the Princess Street gymnasium, 1940; and Brogden Hall, 1954. Notable students...
    • Bland Simpson

    • Simpson, Bland; Authors
    • Publicity shot of Bland Simpson. Bland Simpson (1948- ) was born and grew up in Elizabeth City, NC. He has been a teacher at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Creative Writing Program since 1982, and was director of the program...
    • Catherine Kennedy Home

    • Women--Societies and clubs
    • Residents at the Catherine Kennedy home around Christmas time. In 1852 several Wilmington, NCladies came together to help the poor and elderly of the town, specifically women. The driving force was Catherine deRosset Kennedy (1800-1889), who led...
    • John Knox

    • waterfront, Ferry, Brunswick County, John Knox
    • Modern Ferry - John Knox, 1918. Named in honor of John Knox, Chairman, Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.
    • James Albert Loughlin

    • Civil Engineers; Southport (N.C.)
    • Photograph of James Albert Loughlin, 16 years old, in his Old Point Comfort Military Academy, VA, uniform. James Albert Loughlin (1890-1967) was born in Warrenton, NC, but his family moved to the Southport area while he was in military school in...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...

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