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Wilbur Jones has returned home from another trip to Washington, DC. There is new excitement in a project he has headed for a decade, to have his hometown designated as the first “American World War II Heritage City” in the United States. State lawmakers recently passed HR 970, which urges Congress to award that designation to one city every year, with Wilmington being the first to receive the honor. 

SOURCE: WECT 6 Wilmington

Marissa France, 12, met the dinosaur on Saturday she designed at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as part of a dinosaur coloring contest. A full-size, animatronic stegosaurus, colored with green, yellows, and purple hues was the final result of France’s watercolor design. “It was really surreal because I’m thinking, wow, I drew that, and now it’s in person, it’s really cool,” said France. France’s design was selected out of more t…

SOURCE: WECT 6 Wilmington

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