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    • Dr. William Wagner

    • School superintendents
    • Photograph of Dr. Wagner sitting at his desk. Dr. William Wagner (1927-1999) attended Washington High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. He received a Master's degree from East Carolina University and a Doctorate in Educational...
    • Car speaker system

    • North Carolina, automobile, sound systems
    • A monster audio deck in the rear of Geoff Hall's car blasts out 250 watts of power. 12 speakers rock the 1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo. Mr. Hall plans to expand his system in the near future.
    • Sound adjacent to Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Sound
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Intracoastal waterway near Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Intracoastal Waterway,
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Mike Harvell

    • Harvell, Mike; Sheriffs; Pender County (N.C.)
    • Head shot of Mike H. Harvell. Michael Henry Harvell (1947-2006) was the Sheriff of Pender County, NC from 1987 until his retirement in 2002. Before that he was a sergeant in the Wrightsville Beach police department. He also served in the Wallace...
    • Intracoastal Waterway under construction.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Henry Bacon
    • The dredge is the Henry Bacon. The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal -...
    • Dr. Edward Jenner Wood

    • Wood, Edward, 1878-1928; Tropical medicine; North Carolina Medical Society
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood. Dr. Edward Jenner Wood was born in Wilmington, NC on June 12, 1878, the son of Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received a...
    • Elaine and Carter Brown

    • New Hanover County (N.C.); Families; Teachers
    • Studio portrait of Elaine Brown holding her daughter Carter in her lap. Elaine Carter Brown (1943- ) taught in the New Hanover County school system for many years. Carter Brown (1974- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC.
    • Vocal ensemble at St. John's Art Museum

    • Singers; Wilmington (N.C.); University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Cameron Art Museum
    • Small a cappella vocal ensemble performing for an event at St. John's Art Museum (now Cameron Art Museum) in Wilmington, NC. From left to right: Margaret Hickman (1951- ), Tandy Brown (1956- ), Susan Deankel (1946- ), Thad Dankel (1942- ). ...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Piers, Fishing
    • Fishermen display their catches at an ocean pier. From the fishermen's clothing, it appears to be in the late fall, when blue fish are usually abundant in the surf. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a...
    • Exley Adelbert Corbin

    • Coaches (Athletics)
    • Exley Adelbert "Spike" Corbin watching the Beach Ball Classic in Socastee, SC. He was one of the judges picking players for the basketball tournament all-star team. E.A. "Spike" Corbin (1913-2003) was a high school administrator and beloved...
    • Johanna Hickman High School Graduation

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Johanna Hickman in front of Trask Coliseum at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) after graduation ceremonies for New Hanover High School. Left to right: Joe Hickman, Johanna Hickman, Margaret Hickman. Dr. Joseph...
    • Janie Delila Skipper Gore

    • Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington N.C.); Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • News photograph used in her obituary. Janie Delila Skipper Gore (1923-2013) was a native of New Hanover County, having lived in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1940, and worked in the New Hanover...
    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train
    • Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
    • Wrightsville Beach after a big storm.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Storm
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...

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