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    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • Louis Julien Poisson

    • City attorneys; North Carolina General Assembly
    • Portrait of Louis Julien Poisson. Louis Julien Poisson (1887-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and Cape Fear Academy. Poisson attended North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State...
    • Conoley House

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    • Believed to be built by John J. Conoley (1818-1870), as his family residence. A merchant in the Saddlery business, he was a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1857 he was elected special magistrate, an office which he held for many years. Purchased...
    • Cotton Workers and Stevedores

    • Cotton; Cotton manufacture
    • Photograph of cotton workers and stevedores standing in front of one of the cotton steam compresses at the Old Champion Room at the Alexander Sprunt and Sons Cotton Exporters. The press exerted a pressure equal to 1,800 tons and had a...
    • George Marecek

    • Fort Fisher (N.C.); Trials (Murder); United States. Army. Special Forces
    • Picture used in a newspaper article. George Marecek (1933- )was a decorated Green Beret accused of killing his wife in 1991. Viparet Marecek was found face down in the Cape Fear River while the couple was vacationing at Fort Fisher. She had...
    • Robert Merritt Kermon

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; lawyers
    • Portrait of Robert Merritt Kermon. Robert Meritt Kermon(1893-1976) was born in Acme, North Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and also attended Alderman Private School. Kermon worked as quartermaster of a steamer and as...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Henry Emil Bonitz

    • Architects --North Carolina
    • Born in Goldsboro in 1872, and died 1921. Henry Bonitz was among the first 12 students who enrolled at the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later NCSU), graduating from the institution in 1893. A local architect who designed many...
    • Beverly Tetterton

    • Tetterton, Beverly; Tetterton, Glen; Special librarians; Women archivists; Genealogy and local history; Women historians
    • Photograph of Beverly Tetterton at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Beverly S. Tetterton-Opheim is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, the youngest daughter of Ella Virginia Levorsen and Lester Norvin Opheim. Mrs. Tetterton and her husband Glenn...
    • John Michael Dolan

    • U.S. Customs Service; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of John Michael Dolan. John Michael "Jack" Dolan (1927-1988) was born in New York City. Dolan studied at St. John's University and Law School. In 1954, he became a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department, and in 1970 he moved to...
    • Colonel Doz Packett

    • Fort Bragg Military Installation (N.C.)
    • Colonel Doz Packett, commander of 229th Aviation, Fort Bragg, NC, visitng Sunny Point, NC. Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport is the largest ammunition port in the nation. It is the Army's primary east coast deep-water port, run by...
    • Bellamy Mansion Tours (3)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Historic district, historical houses, John D. Bellamy, slave quarters, museum, tourist attraction, antebellum architecture, tours
    • Photograph of the front of the Bellamy Mansion taken from across Market St. near the corner of 5th and Market St. House needs painting and repair work. A sign that says "Bellamy Mansion 1859 open" is attached to one of the large white colums near...
    • Robert Feaster Coleman, Jr.

    • Coleman, Robert Feaster, 1918-2009
    • Photograph of Robert Coleman sitting in his office. Robert Feaster Coleman Jr. was born in 1918 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School and graduated from North Carolina State College, earning Bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering and...

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