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StarNews Media Presents "Cape Fear Unearthed," a podcast digging into the history books of Southeastern North Carolina. The weekly podcast will feature stories drawn from the region's persisting legends, historical oddities and mysterious figures that have helped shape its legacy and culture.

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    • 4.8 • 126 Ratings

StarNews Media Presents "Cape Fear Unearthed," a podcast digging into the history books of Southeastern North Carolina. The weekly podcast will feature stories drawn from the region's persisting legends, historical oddities and mysterious figures that have helped shape its legacy and culture.

    Wilmington goes to the movies: bygone theaters and drive-ins

    Wilmington goes to the movies: bygone theaters and drive-ins

    Let's take a look back at the many Wilmington movie theaters and drive-ins from yesteryear! Wilmington native Ann Hutteman saw movies at many of these locations, and she shares her memories with us. Cape Fear Unearthed is written, edited and hosted by John Staton. Additional editing by Adam Fish. The show is sponsored by Northchase Family Dentistry, Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning, and Cape Fear Pharmacy.

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    • 28 min
    Historic Wilmington Foundation takes the past into the future

    Historic Wilmington Foundation takes the past into the future

    Founded in 1966, the Historic Wilmington Foundation, which has saved dozens if not hundreds of prominent structures in downtown Wilmington, has made its name on preserving the past for future generations. We talk with new executive director Travis Gilbert and HWF staffer Isabelle Shepherd about how the group is adapting to meet present-day challenges. Cape Fear Unearthed is written, edited and hosted by John Staton. Additional editing by Adam Fish. The show is sponsored by Northchase Family Dentistry, Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning, and Cape Fear Pharmacy.

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    • 40 min
    Enduring mystery: The fire that destroyed Hemenway Hall

    Enduring mystery: The fire that destroyed Hemenway Hall

    50 years ago, on May 16 and 17, 1971, a fire destroyed Hemenway Hall in downtown Wilmington. The New Hanover County Board of Education building, built in 1915, was formerly Hemenway School. The cause of the fire remains a mystery, but the anniversary opens a window to a time of great unrest in Wilmington.

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    • 22 min
    Unearthing history, literally, with the Cape Fear Explorers

    Unearthing history, literally, with the Cape Fear Explorers

    Members of the Cape Fear Explorers talk about searching for artifacts in Southeastern N.C.

    • 29 min
    The once and future queens of the N.C. Azalea Festival

    The once and future queens of the N.C. Azalea Festival

    Victoria Huggins, the 74th queen of Wilmington's N.C. Azalea Festival, talks with host John Staton about some of the festival's most famous and notable queens.

    • 30 min
    Wilmington's rock of ages: Remembering The Mad Monk

    Wilmington's rock of ages: Remembering The Mad Monk

    On the 25th anniversary of its closing, we talk about Wilmington rock club The Mad Monk's heyday and its legacy.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Tapout1076 ,

Excellent podcast!!

I absolutely love hearing the history and rather unknown stories of this great region.

ThatJakeSteward ,

Listen Here!

Really near podcast doing a deep dive in to the often overlooked history of a town I lived in for many years. Super fun and informative!

shotsmithphotography ,

Perfect listening for anyone interested in the history of the Wilmington area!

Huge fan of this podcast! Really well done.

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