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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An ecumenical service this weekend will celebrate the pardoning of the Wilmington 10. The service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregory Congregational Church on Nun Street in Wilmington.

The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 will receive their pardon certificate.

Monday, Gov. Bev Perdue pardoned the group accused of conspiring to set fire to a Wilmington business in 1971. They were convicted and sent to prison, but later had their convictions overturned on a technicality and their sentences commuted.

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