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Mural highlighting Wilmington's history unveiled at ILM

Mural highlighting Wilmington's history unveiled at ILM
Updated: Apr. 12, 2017 at 9:19 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wells Fargo unveiled a new mural highlighting the history of Wilmington at the Wilmington International Airport on Tuesday.

The mural commemorates the city's aviation and naval history and includes images of ILM, the USS North Carolina and a steam-powered boat on the Cape Fear River.

"The airport is going to have a lot of visitors coming through here, not only last week for the Azalea Festival but coming up for the Wells Fargo Championship," said Beth Currie, manager of mural programs for Wells Fargo. "We want everyone to see what Wilmington means to Wells Fargo as we launch this Wells Fargo Championship.

"We're very excited about it, and we want them to known the history of this wonderful community."

The mural also includes images of Eagle Point Golf Club, the host of next month's Wells Fargo Championship, and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

"Everybody resonates with something different," Currie said. "That's what art is all about. You might look at it and see something totally different than I do, and I think that's what's so unique about it."

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