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    • Brian Rowsom

    • Basketball; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Brian Rowsom shows his framed basketball jersey to the crowd at Trask Coliseum during a halftime presentation when his jersey was retired. Brian Rowsom (1965- ) is from Columbia, Tyrell County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina...
    • Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox

    • Thomas, Joe 1909-1984; Wilcox, Eddie 1907-1968; Jazz musicians
    • Newspaper photograph from of Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox. Eddie Wilcox (1907-1968) was from Method, NC (Wake County). He attended Fisk University and was a well known jazz pianist and arranger. After the death of Jimmie Lunceford in 1947, he...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Glenn Sasser

    • Football; Coaches (Athletics)
    • Glen Sasser outside watching football practice at Laney High School. Martin "Glen" Sasser (1946- ) was an outstanding coach who taught at several area high schools around Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Tarboro High School where he was...
    • Hoggard Football Team Members

    • High school football players
    • Three members of the John T. Hoggard High School football team. From left to right: Matthew Braswell, Kevin Dunaway, and Nathan Poulos. Matthew Joel Braswell (1992- ) is the son of Hoggard Football Coach Scott Braswell. Nathan Poulos (1991- )...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • F. L. Meier, Jr.

    • North Carolina State University
    • Head shot of F.L. Meier, Jr., used for his obituary in the newspaper. Francis Lemountte "Tanky" Meier Jr. (1922-2013) born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended Tileston and New Hanover High School, where he played on the tennis team. ...
    • Bag Pipes

    • New Hanover County, fairs, festivals
    • Jim Hunter of Wilmington, N.C., is shown filling his bag pipes with air. He played for a Piney Woods Festival crowd at Hugh McRae Park.
    • Jonathan Cooper

    • Football; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Jonathan Cooper as featured in the John T. Hoggard high school yearbook. Jonathan Javell Cooper (1990- ) was born in Wilmington, NC and attended John T. Hoggard High School. He played guard at Hoggard and was ranked 8th in the state and 21st...
    • Cape Fear Optimist Baseball

    • baseball, New Hanover County
    • Mount Olive's, Chad Cobb (R) appears a little puzzled by the umpire's call as he is tagged out by Cape Fear Optimist's, Cory Green (L), during tourney action at the N.C. Dixie Youth Tourney. The game was played at the Optimist Club of Cape Fear on...
    • Baseball in Wilmington

    • Baseball--North Carolina--Wilmington--History
    • Photograph of Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in front of the entrance to the Sunset Park subdivision. This picture commemorates when the Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball teams played an...
    • Tamera Young

    • Women's National Basketball Association; Women athletes
    • E. A. Laney High School yearbook photograph of Tamera Young. Tamera Young (1986- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC. She went to E. A. Laney High School, where she was a basketball stand-out. She went to James Madison University for college, where...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Ron Musselman

    • Baseball players
    • head shot of Ron Musselman Ron Musselman (1954- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended John T. Hoggard High School and pitched them to the State 4A Championship in 1972, with E. A. Corbin as coach. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference...
    • 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...
    • Chestnut Street - 200 block.

    • Princess Street, Friendly Cafeteria Building, Musician
    • A blind musician played in front of the Art Moderne style Friendly Cafeteria Building located on Princess Street. Playing the harp and guitar he worked alone during the week and his wife joined him on weekends. Both had beautiful voices and often...

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