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Black History Month

CFCC celebrates Black History Month

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The celebration included African-American art and literature. CFCC students and staff played songs and put on skits that depicted how the Harlem Renaissance played a part in history. Full story...
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Setting a new course: The Life & Career of Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.

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video This fall, Wilmington will play host to another Naval commissioning. This time for the USS Gravely. Coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11, we learn more about the ship's namesake. Full story...
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Trailblazing police officer leaving the beat

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Ofc. Verna Atwood is the first African-American woman to reach full retirement as a Wilmington police officer. Full story...
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Congressmen help kick off Black History Month

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videoEach year, Rep. Mike McIntyre holds a celebration for Black History Month honoring African-American leaders within our community. For the last 14 years, that event has been held in Lumberton. But this year, it came to the Port City Sunday. Full story...
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Snipes Elementary gets artistic for Black History Month

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Black History Month is drawing to a close, but students at Snipes Elementary School are still celebrating. Full story...
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Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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Black History: Overcoming obstacles in medicine

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videoBlack History Month may be over but there are more stories to be told about our area's history and how many people and places made a difference. We look at how two people overcame obstacles to make an impact in the medical field. Full story...
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Burnett-Eaton Museum celebrates Black History

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Did you know Wilmington has a museum dedicated to African American history? It's called the Burnett Eaton Museum. Full story...
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Boys and Girls Club celebrates Black History Month

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videoIt's an organization that serves nearly five million young people across the country. Wednesday the local Boys and Girls Club celebrated the end of Black History Month by looking at where it's been and where it's going. Full story...
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Remembering Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King died just over two years ago, but her legacy lives on. As we continue to celebrate black history month, we take a look back at the first lady of the civil rights movement. Full story...
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