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A brief history of Eagles Island and Wilmington's 'west bank'

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Published May 12, 2022, 4:01 AM

From the early days of rice plantations to its time as an industrial zone for Wilmington's naval stores industry, Eagles Island, which with Point Peter makes up the "west bank" of the Cape Fear River across from downtown, has nearly three centuries of history that parallel that of the Port City.

As Wilmington decides whether to bring development back to the west bank, we take a look at the history of the area, including its dark associations with slavery. 

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