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A number of tunnels run under the city of Wilmington, the largest and most famous being Jacob's Run. LaVere discusses their origins along with facts and fiction about these two-hundred-year-old structures.
Topsail Island has been a haven for clandestine activities over the years. Blackbeard helped give the island its name by hiding his ship on the sound side where only the \"top sails\" could be seen. Between 1946 and 1948, the Navy used the island for a top-secret missile program. Weather conditions, increased shipping, and a growing population caused the Navy to close the facility in 1948. Had they not moved to Cape Canaveral, Topsail Island might have been home to the space program and the moon launching.
Chartered in 1758, the Perquimans County town of Hertford is one of the state's oldest towns. It survived both the Revolutionary War and Civil War. LaVere discusses the town's history and things to see and do on a visit.