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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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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    • Originally called The Blockade Runner Motor Hotel, the 120-room building was constructed for Lawrence Lewis, Jr. (1918-1995), native of Wilmington, resort developer, founder of Flagler College and preservationist. Named for the blockade-running...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • 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...

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