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    • Working on the Railroad

    • State Port off Burnett Blvd.
    • Lewis Davis and William Simms beat out a rhythmic sound as they drive spikes into a new section of track at the state port. Watching is supervisor Guy Williams. The workers were setting the "frog," a 4000 lbs piece of the switching mechanism that...
    • Auditorium, the Hammocks (Harbor Island)

    • Wrightville Beach, N.C., Tide Water Power Company, Tide Water
    • Tide Water Power and Light Company built this large red-shingled auditorium in 1916. Since Baptists throughout the state used it for their programs, it was also known as the Baptist Seaside Assembly Building. During World War I, it was used by...
    • NCRPC0829

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • The S.S. Northern Light was launched Nov. 9, 1943, as the 99th ship built by the NC Shipbuilding Company. Mrs. J.E. Stewart of the Forest Hills area in Wilmington, was the sponsor. The message featured on the starboard side of the vessel was...
    • Alfred Hargrove Monument - Pine Forest Cemetery.

    • Pine Forest Cemetery, Cemeteries, Hargrove, Monument, Blacksmith
    • Alfred Hargrove (1819-1898) was an African-American blacksmith, who practiced his trade in Wilmington for over fifty years. After his interment, his anvil was placed on a granite stone at his grave. The hammer, which he used, was welded to the...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Winifred Fisher

    • Kinston (N.C.); Florence (S.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph used in Miss Fisher's engagement announcement. Winifred E. Fisher Womack (1911-1953) was born in Kinston, NC. She went to New Hanover High School, and married Charles Hollis Womack in March of 1935. They moved to Florence,...
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • Violet Patricia Wood

    • Wilmington College; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Cover shot used in local magazine "Life Around Wilmington," featuring Violet Patricia Wood published by Belk-Beery Studio. Violet Patricia "Pat" Wood (1936- ) graduated from New Hanover High School in the Class of 1953, and studied business...
    • Emmett Cinque Irving

    • Murder; Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
    • Photograph of Emmett Cinque Irving used in the Wilmington Journal in a memorial. Emmett Cinque Irving (1982-2008) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He was shot in front of his home and the crime is still unsolved. He was a dedicated family...
    • C. E. Spivey

    • Restaurants; Whiteville (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in "Life Around Wilmington", a local magazine. C. E. "Gene" Spivey was born in Whiteville, NC, and moved to Wilmington before joining the U. S. Army in 1943. He earned a Bronze Medal during his WWII service. He started as an...
    • F. L. Meier, Jr.

    • North Carolina State University
    • Head shot of F.L. Meier, Jr., used for his obituary in the newspaper. Francis Lemountte "Tanky" Meier Jr. (1922-2013) born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended Tileston and New Hanover High School, where he played on the tennis team. ...
    • Neil Marcus Woodcock

    • Atkinson (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners; World War II
    • Head shot used in newspaper article on Mr. Neil Marcus Woodcock's death. Neil Marcus Woodcock (1917-1999) was born in Atkinson, Pender County, NC. He was a 1933 graduate of Atkinson High School, and served in World War II for two and a half...
    • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

    • Compton, Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?-1743
    • Steel engraving of Spencer Compton. Spencer Compton, the first (and only) Earl of Wilmington (1673-1743) was elected to the House of Commons in 1698, and became Speaker of that House. He was First Lord of the Treasury under King George II, a...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • 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...
    • Edward Bauer

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Weight lifters
    • Picture of Edward Bauer used in a PETA "Sexiest Vegan Next Door" contest on the internet. Edward Bauer (1980- ) was born in Albany, NY, but grew up in Carolina Beach, NC. He went to John T. Hoggard High School where he became vegan his junior...
    • Workers Clean up DMT Spill

    • chemical spills, wilmington, nc
    • Cape Industries employees clean up a load of Dimethyl Terephthalate which was spilled in an accident on 421 N Friday morning around 8 a.m. DMT is a material used to make polyester fiber and was taken from Cape Industries to the State Ports. The...

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