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2 coastal sites added to NC Historic Places

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SOUTHEASTERN,NC (WECT) – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Departmentof Cultural Resources announced  twolocally historic places to the National Register of Historic Places.

FortCaswell and the James D. and Frances Sprunt Cottage at Wrightsville Beach weretwo of ten locations in North Carolina to be added to the list.

FortCaswell functioned as a guarding of blockage runners during the Civil War andhad a role in the monitoring of German submarines during World War II. You canfind out more about Fort Caswell's historical importance here: http://1.usa.gov/1dk3qrs

TheJames D. and Frances Sprunt Cottage at Wrightsville Beach was built in 1937.The cottage is an example of houses built in the area by upper class residents.It is recognized for its architectural characteristics. To read more aboutthe cottage's historical importance click here: http://1.usa.gov/1h4jSY2

OtherNorth Carolina sites added to the National Register of Historic Places were:

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