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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Evelyn MacDonald

    • United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.; Wilmington National Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Photograph of Evelyn MacDonald on the phone, probably at her business. Mrs. Evelyn Orrell MacDonald (1895-1966) was one of the leading members of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Wilmington, NC, and ran her own business, MacDonald...
    • Alfred Harding Yopp

    • Pianist; Music Stores
    • Portrait of Alfred Harding Yopp. Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973) was born in Wilmington, NC, a direct descendent of Lord William Howard of the "Western Marshes." He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and then moved to Boston, MA...
    • 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,...
    • Nancy Barnes

    • Festivals; Parades
    • Photograph of Nancy Barnes "driving" a tractor on the Marks Machinery Company float at the1947 Azalea Festival Parade. Henry A. Marks founded the Marks Machinery Company of Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wilson. He ran the company from 1931-1952.
    • Wilbur Randall Dosher

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; North Carolina. State Board of Examiners of Plumbing and Heating Contractors
    • Photograph of Wilber Dosher. Wilbur Randall Dosher (1881-1960) was born in Southport, NC. He came to Wilmington, NC at an early age and was employed with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad shops, where he learned the trades of pipe fitting and copper...
    • Corporal Robert H. Worrell

    • Silver Star; Burgaw (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Cpl. Robert Worrell in uniform used in article "Our Men in Service", that ran periodically in the paper during WWII. Robert Henry Worrell (1921-1994) was born in Ashton, Pender County, NC. His family later lived in...


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