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    • Earvin Long

    • Veterans; World War II
    • Earvin Long at the VFW Post 6066 in Nakina, NC. Earvin Willard Long (1926-1991) was born in Columbus County, NC. A veteran of WWII, he was very active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had a rare disease called Castleman's disease, which he...
    • Gene Long

    • Seafood industry
    • Gene Long in his seafood store, Motts Channel Seafood. Gene Long (1950- ) has been running his seafood store, Motts Channel Seafood, in Wrightsville Beach, NC for over 25 years. He began fishing at the age of 8, and has a lengthy history in the...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • Ladies on Cotton Wagon

    • crops, wagons, transportation,
    • A group of well-dressed ladies in long skirts and big decorative hats are sitting on bales of cotton that are loaded on a large cotton wagon. One lady sits upon 1 of the 2 mules hooked to the wagon. Three women stand by the back of the wagon. Two...
    • Lake Forest School Principals

    • Educators
    • Lake Forest Principals in front of the school. Clifton L. Long (1941- ) was the principal, and Gwendolyn L. Robinson (1931- ) and Russell D. Simmons (1943- ) were the assistant principals at Lake Forest School in this photo, probably when it was a...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Bagg House

    • Queen Anne style house built for Horace Alexander Bagg (1825-1910), native of Gilbertsville, NY; and wife, Julia E. Robitsch (1838-1885), native of Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He was a naval stores inspector and served as city treasurer and...
    • Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr.

    • Cashman, Diane Cobb, 1938-; Lower Cape Fear Historical Society; Harriss, Andrews, Jr., 1898-1998
    • Photograph of Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr. at a "Cape Fear Adventure" Christmas party. Diane Cobb Cashman (1938- ) is a prolific local author and researcher. She was a former president and longtime archivist for the Lower Cape Fear...
    • 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, Modoc, the...
    • New Hanover High School ROTC Ball 1948-49

    • High schools; Southport (N.C.); East Carolina University; University of South Carolina
    • Betty J. Loughlin and Murray Barefoot at the New Hanover High School ROTC Prom their Junior year 1948-49. Betty Jane Sylivant nee Loughlin (1931- ) is a long time Southport/Wilmington, NC native. She graduated from East Carolina University, and...
    • Herbert McKim

    • Wrightsville Beach (N.C.); Architects
    • Photograph of retiring Chamber of Commerce President Herbert McKim (right) accepting an award of appreciation from Howard A. Penton, Jr., incoming Chamber president. Herbert Pope McKim (1928-2010) was born in Robesonville, NC. He received his...
    • Dr. Armand John deRosset III

    • deRosset, Armand John, 1807-1897; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Published photograph of Dr. Armand John deRosset III. Dr. deRosset III (1807-1897) was one in a long line of doctors in the deRosset family. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1824 with his A.B. degree and received...
    • Princess Street - 300 block.

    • Princess Street
    • View of the north side of the 300 block of Princess Street, with the entrance to Thalian Hall at left. Note house on the corner of the 100 block of north Fourth Street, which was owned by Sarah Bowden. The pavement of Princess Street is made of...
    • Brush Cutter

    • Railroads, New Hanover County, NC
    • A CSX Transportation Inc. bush cutter makes its way up the tracks that parallel Blue Clay Road Tuesday afternoon. The spider-like contraption uses blades on long metal arms to trim foliage off the right-of-way on and near the tracks.
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson

    • Southport (N.C.)
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson as the winner of the "Miss Fluffy Ruffles" contest in North Carolina. "Fluffy Ruffles" refers to either a short-lived Broadway play, or a popular two-step dance of the day. Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967) was a long...
    • City of Wilmington Police Department Monthly Reports, 1987-1991

    • Wilmington (N.C.). -- Police Dept. -- Periodicals; Police -- North Carolina -- Wilmington. -- Periodicals; Criminal statistics -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Periodicals; Crime -- North carolina -- Wilmington -- History; Criminals -- North...
    • The collection is comprised of monthly statistics compiled by the Wilmington Police Department from January 1987 to December 1991. Each report is approximately 25 pages long and includes data about crimes of violence and crimes against property...
    • Minnie Evans

    • Evans, Minnie, 1892-1987; African American painters; Women artists; Artists; African American women
    • Minnie Evans possibly at the gatehouse at Airlie Gardens Estate. Minnie Eva Jones (1892-1987) was born in the Long Creek Community of Pender County, NC. In 1908, she married Julius Evans, who worked for the Pembroke Jones family. Minnie also...
    • Thalian Hall - 300 block of Princess Street.

    • Thalian Hall, City Hall, Princess Street, N. Third Street
    • Clothing collected for the poor during the Depression years. Entrance of Thalian Hall and steps. Wilmington's impressive City Hall and attendant theater, Thalian Hall, was authorized by the Wilmington Board of Alderman in 1854. John Trimble, a New...
    • James Pritchard Herring

    • Educators; farming
    • Portrait of James Pritchard Herring. James Pritchard Herring (1865-1942) was born in Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He worked on his family's farm until the age of 18, when he started to teach school and save money to attend Wake Forest College....


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