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Police behavior subject of expected NC bill
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:43pm.

Lawmakers and social justice activists say it's time the General Assembly discusses how to improve relations between police and citizens, particularly young black men.

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Black drivers searched more than white drivers according to WPD Internal Affairs Report
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:10pm.

videoIf you're a black male in Wilmington, you're more likely to get pulled over and searched at traffic stops. That's according to a 2013 Wilmington police Internal Affairs Report.

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Trademark board rules against Redskins name
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 9:34am.

videoThe US Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

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Wilmington 10 documentary makes world premier
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:04pm.

video The two-hour film produced by Wilmington Journal reporter Cash Michaels documents the history behind Wilmington's infamous civil rights-era prosecution. Pictures, articles and interviews tell the story of the ten people accused and convicted of firebombing a Wilmington grocery store in 1971.

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Family of late Wilmington 10 members seek NC money
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 1:19pm.

videoThe families of late members of the wrongly convicted group known as the Wilmington 10 say they should be treated like the surviving members and receive payments from North Carolina because their relatives were imprisoned in the 1970s.

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Beethoven look-a-likes run to benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:53pm.

videoBeethoven makes an appearance at a race to benefit the Wilmington Symphony. Runners, some dressed in athletic gear, and others sporting musical instruments and costumes modeled after the German composer and musician took to Brunswick Forest for the inaugural Beethoven 15k and 5k.

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'Reverse the Curse' remembers the past in hopes of changing the future
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 11/02/2013 - 6:54pm.

videoBlacks and whites joined together at the 1898 Memorial for "Reverse the Curse," a city-wide prayer march to remember the Wilmington race riots of 1898.

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Colorful runners take over UNCW for Color Me Rad 5k
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 5:47pm.

videoIt was a colorful day on UNCW’s campus as runners in the Color Me Rad 5k made their way through rainbows of colored cornstarch, and on to the finish line. Even some of the WWAY crew got on their running shoes to take part in the fun.

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Wilmington rally honors Trayvon Martin
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 7:50pm.

videoHundreds of people rallied at Wilmington's 1898 Memorial at the corner of North 3rd Street and North Front Street this weekend in response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.

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