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    • 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...
    • 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- )...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • George Reade French

    • First Baptist Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.); Bank of Wilmington (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Studio portrait of George Reade French. George Reade French (1802-1889) was a boot and shoes merchant in Wilmington, NC. He was also the President of the Bank of Wilmington, and Director and President of Oakdale Cemetery. He played a major role...
    • Kenny Gattison

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    • News photographs of Kenny Gattison playing college and professional basketball. Kenny Gattison, born 1964, attended New Hanover High School in Wilmington where he was a member of the New Hanover Wildcats basketball team that went 27-1 his senior...
    • Willie Stargell

    • Stargell, Willie, 1940-2001; Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
    • Head shot of Willie Stargell Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (1940-2001) played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates for over 20 years. He was one of the greatest home run hitters ever, and a powerhouse for the Pirates. He once held the record...
    • 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...

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