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MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing

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video The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape. Full story...
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First black joins NC's Sons of American Revolution

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A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence. Full story...
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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

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A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery. Full story...
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Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves

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A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War. Full story...
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No historical marker for blacks who fought for South

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Plans for a historical marker commemorating 10 black men who served the Confederacy are being rejected by Union County officials as inappropriate for the old county courthouse. Full story...
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