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    • McEachern's Store

    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Peter Grear

    • Lawyers; City Councils; Educators
    • News photograph that ran in a political advertisement for Peter Grear for City Council. Peter Grear (1944- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Williston High School in 1962, and ran for the Wilmington City Council in 1977. He is an...
    • Robert Terry Gandy

    • City Councils
    • Robert Terry Gandy, city council candidate in 1995 Robert Terry Gandy(1950- ) ran for a seat on the Wilmington City Council in 1995. He ran as a Democrat, and was a retired Wilmington Police sergant and licensed private investigator. He wanted...
    • Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998

    • Pageants; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Publicity shot for Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998. Christy Rie Godwin (1977- ) won the title of Miss Wilmington in 1998. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a major in communications, and ran a dance studio in...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Maurice Hamilton Vaughan

    • Veterans of World War II of the U.S.A.
    • Photograph of Maurice Hamilton Vaughan. Maurice Hamilton Vaughan (1912-2004) was born in Richmond Virginia. Vaughan was a commander in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked in the chemical and paper industries. In the 1950s, he established...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • Tide Water Power Company Employees

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    • Tide Water Power Company Mechanics and Linemen in Wilmington, NC, standing in front of a trolley. The Tide Water Power Company, now part of Progress Energy, has been around as a company since at least the 1890s under one name or another. It...
    • Robert Chestnut and Edward Gibbs

    • African American Pilots
    • Post WWII African American flying school, Wilmington, Chestnut on left and Gibbs on right in picture. Edward Albertis Gibbs (1919-1969) was a civilian flight instructor in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII. In 1947 he started the Atlantic School of...
    • James Hilary Worthington

    • Artists; Art festivals
    • James Hilary Worthington at his home studio. James Hilary Worthington (1927-1997) was a big supporter of the arts in Wilmington, NC. He helped start the Wilmington Art Association, and was one of the founders of the Piney Woods Festival that was...
    • Merrily Locke

    • Women political activists
    • Photograph of Merrily Locke in her home for the Star-News Woman of the Week. Merrily Locke (1948- ) was a former teacher, American Red Cross worker, and political activist living in Wilmington, NC for a period of time. Locke also ran for City...
    • 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...

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