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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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Perdue proud of Wilmington 10 pardons

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video Gov. Bev Perdue spoke publicly today for the first time since granting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10 Monday. During a visit to a school in Orange County, Perdue said she is "proud of the decision, and I stand by it." Full story...
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Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued pardons to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 delivers more signatures of support to governor's office

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video Members of the Wilmington 10 made a special delivery this morning to Gov. Bev Perdue's office. The group along with their supporters delivered 130,000 petition signatures to the state capitol today. Full story...
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Saffo says 2011 apology not about Wilmington 10 guilt or innocence

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videoWilmington 10 members are hoping that a petition with thousands of signatures will help Gov. Bev Perdue grant them pardons. But the group also has something else up their sleeves. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 group to deliver more than 14,000 signatures, Saffo apology to governor

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video Wilmington 10 member Willie Earl Vereen and a group of supporters, including many from Wilmington, will deliver more than 14,000 petition signatures requesting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10, to the governor's office in Raleigh today. Full story...
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NAACP presents more evidence it hopes will get Wilmington 10 pardon

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video This morning the NAACP took its Wilmington 10 pardon campaign to Chapel Hill in an effort to prove its case. The Wilmington 10 were convicted in 1971 of arson and conspiracy. They are now asking Gov. Bev Perdue for a pardon. Full story...
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NAACP discusses Wilmington 10 prosecutor's notes

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video The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says newly discovered notes by the prosecutor in the Wilmington 10 case show he engaged in racial profiling to select 12 people more likely to convict the suspects. Full story...
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NAACP says Tea Party 'poll watchers' are out to suppress minority vote

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video With early voting underway and thousands hitting the polls, one group is openly trying to challenge minorities' right to vote in North Carolina. That is according to the state NAACP, which claims that the Tea Party is behind it all. Full story...
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NC governor's race heats up over racial accusations

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Republican Pat McCrory says North Carolina politics has reached a new low after a video released by Democratic gubernatorial rival Walter Dalton accuses the former Charlotte mayor of being insensitive to black residents. Full story...
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NC black caucus leader wants McCrory ad off air

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is dismissing criticism that his television ad featuring a former North Carolina sheriff has racial overtones. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As Wilmington 10 seek pardons, former cop wants whole story retold

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video Members of the NAACP and the Wilmington 10 rally tonight in support of pardons for the group. More than 40 years after Mike's Grocery on South 6th Street was fire bombed, a former Wilmington Police officer says there is another side of the story that is not being told. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 seek pardons from Perdue

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video Ten North Carolina youths sent to prison in the 1970s who became known as the Wilmington 10 are seeking pardons of innocence from Gov. Bev Perdue before she leaves office this year. Full story...
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