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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Casey Barth

    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Football
    • Yearbook photograph of Casey Barth. Casey Barth (1990- ) was picked as a free-agent kicker for the Atlanta Falcons after the 2013 NFL Draft. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was an outstanding placekicker,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • Joe Miller

    • Football coaches; Softball for women--Coaching; Athletic directors
    • Photograph of Joe Miller talking with his offensive team during a game at Legion Stadium between the New Hanover High School (NHHS) Wildcats and Hillside Durham. Joe Miller came to NHHS in 1974, where he coached softball and football for twenty...
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • Castle Hayne - Flower Farm

    • Castle Hayne, Flower Farm, MacRae
    • Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died before November, 1739), who owned a colonial plantation in the area. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Hugh MacRae (1865-1951), a local developer,...
    • 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. ...
    • Tinga Nursery - Bulb Farm - Castle Hayne.

    • Tinga Nursery, Nursery, Bulb Farm, Castle Hayne, MacRae
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • Blueberry Farm - Huntington.

    • Blueberry Farm, Blueberries, Huntington
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • Airlie Gardens - Swans on the pond.

    • Airlie Gardens, Swans
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Johanna Hickman at Canterbury Stables

    • Stables; Equestrian centers
    • Photograph of a temperamental gelding named Rooster on the left and Johanna Hickman (1981- ) on the right, taken at Canterbury Stable on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington, NC. Canterbury Stables has been a fixture in Wilmington for over forty...
    • Home of Mrs. Preston L . Bridgers

    • Bridgers family, 3rd Street, Dock Street
    • Located at 100 South 3rd Street, (and Dock Streets), the home of Mary Bridgers (granddaughter of John Haywood, treasurer of North Carolina and descendant of Richard Eagles whom Eagles Island is named after) and widow of Preston L. Bridgers, son of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...

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