48 years ago: Nearly 1,000 spectators were present Sunday, Oct. 4, 1970 for an air show put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 297 with members from Columbus, New Hanover and surrounding counties. The organization caters to non-commercial types of aircraft, and there 16 home-built planes at the Columbus County Airport for inspection by visitors. Master of ceremonies for the event was Glenn Moore of Wilmington, president of Chapter 297. File photo by Elgie Clemmons.
30 years ago: James Sadler Pope of Hallsboro drives his mules in the Columbus County Agricultural Fair Parade on Monday, Oct. 3, 1988. Pope was riding a stalk cutter. File photo by Fuller Royal.