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Archive for December, 2012

MARKING HISTORY: Henry Bacon; Lincoln Memorial architect

Monday, December 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Third Street in downtown Wilmington, there’s a small memorial to a man who made his name designing memorials. That man is Henry bacon, who lived in Wilmington and designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Bacon called the Wilmington area home from 1876 when moving here as a child, until he died in 1924. During that time he became a prominent architect who worked on project up and down the East Coast.

In 1911, he received the commission for the Lincoln Memorial, which would become his most widely known work. He design called for a large 100-foot tall Greek temple, composed of marble and it’s iconic Doric columns.  

Initially, these plans were questioned by some – who thought it would be out of character for the humble Lincoln. Even so, his plans came to life over the course of ten years, and when the memorial was completed, it received great acclaim and numerous awards.

 

 

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Lots of sick kids with the flu

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says flu activity in the state is at the highest level recorded in the past decade.

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WEATHER: New Year’s Breakdown

Monday, December 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – You won't need an umbrella for New Year's Eve, heck you might not even need an extra layer under your tux. However a slow moving, west to east oriented trough approaches the area

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Top stories of 2012, No. 1 – Filming leaves its mark

Monday, December 31st, 2012

As of December, nearly 20 productions spent an estimated $230 million in Southeastern North Carolina

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Area resident builds speed limit sign, wants people to slow down

Monday, December 31st, 2012

One New Hanover County resident is taking action to keep speeders from flying through his neighborhood.

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