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Eight years later, Brandon Smith’s family and friends gather for a vigil to remember him

Eight years ago, Brandon Smith was shot 27 times in Wilmington by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

George Floyd memorial statue in New York City defaced again

A statue honoring George Floyd in New York City’s Union Square Park was vandalized on Sunday, police said.

New UNCW sculpture illustrates Wilmington’s past… and present

A new and important piece of public art was unveiled at UNCW Friday, to commemorate the 1898 coup and Black Lives Matter.

One year later: George Floyd remembered in Wilmington, Mayor Saffo talks Citizens Review Board

Activists in Wilmington came together Wednesday to honor George Floyd and others killed by police.

Black Lives Matter activists march in Wilmington in honor of Andrew Brown

Black Lives Matter activists came together in Wilmington Thursday evening calling for justice for Andrew Brown, Jr.

Local activists react to Derek Chauvin murder conviction

A group of activists gathered on the steps of Wilmington City Hall Tuesday night to praise a jury's decision to convict former police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd last year.

Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations

Evanston, Illinois, is using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana to become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.

Official apologizes to woman hit by rubber bullet in protest

A Florida woman who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last year has received an apology from a city official.

North Carolina trooper under investigation for BLM comment

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper is under investigation following a social media post in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “racist money laundering hate group.”

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Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.

New Hanover County Commissioners pass stop gap funding to increase affordable housing

Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure that could create more workforce housing in the region.