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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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- )...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Christopher Trotman Nixon

    • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team); High schools--North Carolina
    • Trot Nixon pitching for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (1974- ) was born in Durham, NC. He played baseball (outfield) and football (quarterback) for New Hanover High School (NHHS) in Wilmington, NC, and...
    • Michael Jordan

    • Jordan, Michael, 1963-; Basketball Players; African Americans; African American athletes; National Basketball Association
    • Photograph of a very young Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan (1963-) was born in Brooklyn, New York but moved with his family to Wilmington, NC as a toddler. He played three sports in high school but was considered too small (5'11") as a sophomore...
    • Jack Holley

    • Football--Coaching; High schools
    • Jack Holley possibly on the sidelines watching his South Columbus team play football. Coach Jack R. Holley (1938-2013) was born in Ashton, NC. He graduated from New Hanover High School in 1957, where he played on four championship teams in three...
    • Pearl Winner Russell

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Pianists; Businesswomen
    • News photograph of Pearl Winner Russell playing the piano. Pearl Winner Russell (1902-1984) was the granddaughter of Joseph L. Winner, one of the first residents of Carolina Beach, NC. He arrived in 1880, and laid out one of the first streets,...
    • Alton Asa Lennon

    • Lennon, Alton, 1906-1986; Legislators--United States
    • Alton Asa Lennon standing in downtown Wilmington at the corner of Front and Princess streets. Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School, where he was a star football player, and...
    • Vince Stout, Sea Pans

    • Steel drum (Musical instrument); Drummers (Musicians)
    • Vince Stout playing with his steel drum ensemble, Sea Pans. Hal Vincent Stout, Jr. (1964- )is the founder of the steel drum ensemble Sea Pans. The band performs year-round, playing a variety of vibrant Caribbean music and pop tunes with a lively...
    • 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...
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Wright

    • Historic preservation; Conservation and restoration; Local history
    • This image is of Thomas and Elizabeth standing in front of the Mitchell-Anderson House, Wilmington's oldest structure, during a historic plaque ceremony. Thomas and Elizabeth Wright both played important roles in the revitalization of...
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...
    • 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.


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