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    • Glenn Sasser

    • Football; Coaches (Athletics)
    • Glen Sasser outside watching football practice at Laney High School. Martin "Glen" Sasser (1946- ) was an outstanding coach who taught at several area high schools around Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Tarboro High School where he was...
    • 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...
    • Brian Rowsom

    • Basketball; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Brian Rowsom shows his framed basketball jersey to the crowd at Trask Coliseum during a halftime presentation when his jersey was retired. Brian Rowsom (1965- ) is from Columbia, Tyrell County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina...
    • Jimmie I. Metts, Jr. and neighbor

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Children
    • Jimmie I. Metts sitting on the front porch of either his house or his neighbor's on Market Street. He is sitting with his dog and the neighbor, Ms. Fennell, either Charlotte or Mary, who went by Mamie. James Isaac Metts, Jr. (1910-1990) lived at...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Casey Barth

    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Football
    • Yearbook photograph of Casey Barth. Casey Barth (1990- ) was picked as a free-agent kicker for the Atlanta Falcons after the 2013 NFL Draft. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was an outstanding placekicker,...
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Tamera Young

    • Women's National Basketball Association; Women athletes
    • E. A. Laney High School yearbook photograph of Tamera Young. Tamera Young (1986- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC. She went to E. A. Laney High School, where she was a basketball stand-out. She went to James Madison University for college, where...
    • William Hugh Waddell

    • Waddell, Hugh, 1799-1878
    • This image is a portrait of Hugh Waddell. William Hugh Waddell was born on March 21, 1799 in Bladen county, North Carolina. He was the son of John W. and Sarah Nash Waddell and the grandson of General Hugh Waddell, a colonial military officer....
    • Roman Gabriel

    • Gabriel, Roman, 1940-
    • Photograph of Roman Gabriel playing with the New Hanover High School football team. Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. was born in 1940 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School where he was an All-State athlete in baseball, basketball and...
    • Connor Barth

    • Football; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • John T. Hoggard High School 2004 yearbook photograph of Connor Barth. Connor Thomas Barth (1986- ) has been a placekicker for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 2009. He attended John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC, where he had one of...
    • Bridgers-Fulenwider House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Burke Haywood Bridgers (1881-1972), attorney; and wife, Helen Strange (1888-1953). At the time of death he was the oldest member of the Cape Fear Country Club where he designed the original 18 hole...
    • Dr. Hooper, Sr., Dr. Koonce and Dr. McEachern

    • Hooper family, Koonce family, McEachern family, physicians
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952), was born in Baltimore, Maryland February 17, 1887. He married Louise Smallbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., who was also a Physician. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland in...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Helen Grey Smith

    • Golf; Women Golfers; Ladies Professional Golf Association
    • Helen Smith hitting a golf ball out of the sand. Helen Grey Smith (1925-2010) was an outstanding golfer and golfing teacher in the Wilmington, NC area during the 1960s and 1970s. She and her husband, former state senator William Smith, moved to...
    • James D. Williams

    • United States. Navy; Admirals--United States
    • Head shot of (then) Rear Admiral James D. Williams. Vice Admiral James Dale Williams (1935- )was born in Lumberton, NC. He went to New Hanover High School, where he was the quarterback for the football team between Sonny Jurgensen and Roman...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large fifty-ton sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth....
    • Wrightsville Beach - Banks Channel.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Banks Channel, Oceanic, Hotels, Frying Pan Boat Club
    • Boats tied up at the Frying Pan Boat Club dock on Banks Channel, north of the bridge. The Oceanic Hotel is in the background. The hotel's pavilion is at right, where boats were kept to carry guests out into the ocean via Moore's Inlet, which was...

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