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New Hanover County Relives Its World War I Heritage 100 Years Ago

  On Memorial Day, 1922, local citizens dedicated a monument to the county’s war dead. For more than 50 years, the Memorial sat at Market and 13th streets, in the median of the main thoroughfare through town across from New Hanover High School. In 1973, as the city put an overpass across the street to […]

Locals Salute Veterans, Remember Pearl Harbor

By Ben Steelman StarNews Staff Wilmington residents honored surviving local veterans of Pearl Harbor, in a ceremony at the Port City’s historic World War II USO building. They came in their ball caps and their jackets with the campaign ribbons — a few in wheelchairs, a couple in their old uniforms and fatigue caps. Some […]

“What are We Fighting For?”: A Perspective on Wilmington Blacks and the World War II Home Front and A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen

Nov. 4 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Union Station, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, 9:45 a.m.

Wilmington and SENC During WWII

Oct. 8 – Cape Fear Yacht Club, Oak Island, NC, 11:30 a.m.