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03/28/10 — Wayne County, Fort Macon connected again

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Wayne County, Fort Macon connected again

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on March 28, 2010 1:50 AM

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Kirk Keller, of Wayne Community College, and Fort Macon Park Ranger Paul Branch look over the structure of a cannon mount that the students made at the college. The cannon will be placed on the upper level of Fort Macon later this summer.

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Wayne Community College professor Kirk Keller and Fort Macon Park Ranger Paul Branch look at an old picture of the cannons that were originally mounted at the coastal fort. Students from the college have all but completed an aluminum replica barbette carriage that will eventually hold a cannon at the state's No. 1 visited park.

Nearly 150 years after members of the Goldsboro Rifles and, later, Andrew's Battery, defended Fort Macon, Wayne County and the five-sided coastal construct are again connected. Only this time, local residents are helping to preserve its history, not write it...

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