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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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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 -...
    • 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...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • Maintenance shop area. 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...
    • Sheila Boles

    • Basketball coaches
    • John T. Hoggard High School yearbook photograph of Sheila Boles. Sheila Boles (1954- ) graduated from Seventy First High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1972 and started at North Carolina State University, but transferred to the University of North...
    • Julia Hill & Opal Herring

    • School Principals
    • Photograph of Julia Hill and Opal Herring, May Day ceremony at Pembroke Jones Park. Miss Julia Hill (1878-1949) was the principal of Isaac Bear Memorial School, and Opal Herring (1922-2011), 7th grader, was Queen of the May in 1935. Miss Hill was...
    • 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. Freight yards

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch

    • Welch, Betty Jo Hyde; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Betty Jo Hyde Welch (1934-1987) was a well respected professor of Speech Communications at UNCW. She began teaching at UNCW in 1970 as the first full-time faculty...
    • Alice Hovis

    • Hovis, Alice, 1944-; Historic preservation
    • Photograph of Alice Hovis getting ready for the spring house tour. Alice Hovis (1944- ) is a Wilmington, NC preservationist and longtime New Hanover County worker in the Juvenile Justice System. The house depicted is at 326 S. 4th Street.
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Union Station, N. Fourth Street
    • View of the railroad yards from Fourth Street, looking west toward Union Station. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly...

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