Very Local History: Waffle House Coming Soon

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In this Very Local History episode we tackle the concept of “urban renewal,” using Wilmington, North Carolina as a case study.

In the 1970’s the Downtown Area Revitalization Effort was formed to spearhead the transformation of the languishing central business district back into a center of commerce. But the story begins long before this, spanning decades of history that paralleled momentous national trends that were affecting the very heart of American cities. Read More …

Stuff in the Water

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Shipwrecks. Rocket engines. U-boats. Atom bombs. Regular bombs. There’s a lot of stuff in the water off the Carolina Coast and beyond, and we talk about them in this episode. Read More …

Bizarro Wilmington

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The port city of Wilmington, North Carolina once had an evil twin across the river. In the colonial days of America, Wilmington came out the victor in a struggle to the death.

This is a gross dramatization of the story of Brunswick Town, the lost provincial capitol of North Carolina, and the ill fated revival of the grounds during the American Civil War with the construction of Fort Anderson. Read More …

The Shipbuilding Epoch

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Buckle up for a crash course in the bygone industry of local shipbuilding, as well as anecdotes that will sound too crazy to be true. Read More …