Throwback Thursday

#TBT - Speed dating 2003

Long before Tinder, Bumble and other dating apps, there was face-to-face speed dating, and in 2003, WECT talked to some people trying to find their sweethearts.

#TBT - Diligence crew returns 2008

A crew on the US Coast Guard cutter Diligence had a happy reunion with family and friends when they returned to Wilmington in 2008.

#TBT - MLK Day Parade 2007

We're a few days away from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Wilmington. Here's a look back at the 2007 parade.

#TBT - 2008 Fort Fisher Commemoration

The annual commemoration for the Second Battle of Fort Fisher is coming up Jan. 12. For an idea of what to expect, take a look at our story from the 2008 event.

#TBT - UNCW cheer team 1996

UNCW's cheerleading team earned a spot in the national championships in 1996 and WECT took a look at the Seahawks' hard work behind the scenes.

#TBT - 1999 Y2K Frenzy

No one really knew what to expect when we rang in a new millennium in 2000. Here's a look back at the Y2K frenzy.

#TBT-1988 Christmas Trees

In 1988, many people decided to ditch fake Christmas trees in favor of real ones, but finding something to stand them on became a problem.

#TBT - 1995 Winnabow woman asks Santa for furnace

With no money to fix her heater, a Winnabow woman wrote to Santa Claus asking for help, but she didn't have to wait for St. Nick.

#TBT -- 1998 Santa Claus

Santa is a busy guy this time of year and in 1998, we took a look at what the Christmas experience is like from his point of view.

#TBT -- Carolina Beach Pier reopens in 2002

In 1996, Hurricane Fran caused so much damage to the Carolina Beach Pier that it didn't reopen until 2002. WECT was there when fishermen returned to the pier.

#TBT - College tuition 1988

#TBT - College tuition 1988

#TBT: Random chicken hangs out at local Hardee's

#TBT: Random chicken hangs out at local Hardee's

#TBT - Wilmington historian Bob Jenkins 2014

#TBT - Wilmington historian Bob Jenkins 2014

#TBT - 1995 Special Olympics

#TBT - 1995 Special Olympics

#TBT - David Brinkley 2001

#TBT - David Brinkley 2001

#TBT - 2010 Pender County beekeeper

#TBT - 2010 Pender County beekeeper

#TBT - Beach mailbox 2010

#TBT - Beach mailbox 2010

#TBT - Teenagers help rebuild home in 2008

#TBT - Teenagers help rebuild home in 2008

#TBT - Carolina Beach Music Festival 1988

#TBT - Carolina Beach Music Festival 1988

FNF Plays of the Year from 2011

FNF Plays of the Year from 2011