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Wilmington 10 documentary makes world premier

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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. Full story...
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Family of late Wilmington 10 members seek NC money

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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. Full story...
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Beethoven look-a-likes run to benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

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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. Full story...
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'Reverse the Curse' remembers the past in hopes of changing the future

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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. Full story...
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Colorful runners take over UNCW for Color Me Rad 5k

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington rally honors Trayvon Martin

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman says Enterprise worker greeted her with racist comment

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videoA Navassa woman is outraged after she says an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee called her and her family a bunch of monkeys. Full story...
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NC NAACP says Monday demonstrations will continue

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The leader of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his group will continue its series of weekly protests on Monday at the state legislature. Full story...
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Paws4people foundation to host benefit race at UNCW

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The paws4people foundation is in it for the long run, helping to enhance the lives of people in our community by providing canine companionship. The foundation trains and certifies assistance dogs for children, veterans and active-duty military members with disabilities, and this weekend, they're kicking it up a notch by hosting a race at UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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Proceeds from Lo Tide Run support local cancer victims

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The Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run kicks off in Carolina Beach next weekend, and all the money raised stays in New Hanover Co., helping cancer victims suffering from financial problems that result from the disease.video Full story...
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Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge benefit Special Olympics

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videoThe 9th Annual Polar Plunge kicks off this weekend, with a new event in the mix. The 5K Run-N-Plunge gives the community another opportunity to have fun, while they show support for the New Hanover County Special Olympics. Full story...
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Duke commemorates 50th anniversary of integration

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Duke University is embarking upon a nine-month commemoration of the school's 50th anniversary of integration with a reception that includes the three surviving members of Duke's first five black students. Full story...
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McCrory attends his 1st NC employee King service

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina can achieve the goals of equality that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought through education and unleashing the potential of each individual. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate a historic day for the Wilmington 10

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video This weekend, hundreds of people filled the United Church of Christ, a historic location for Wilmington 10 members. The surviving members, families of deceased members of the Wilmington 10, along with supporters across the state celebrated a victory over what they say was a racially charged and wrongful conviction. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 members to get pardon certificates Saturday

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video 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. Full story...
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