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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.”

Local Black leaders gather to condemn Capitol Hill riots

"How can we continue to allow this stuff to go on in a place that's called the home of the free and the brave." In the wake of the Capitol Hill riots, local African American leaders gathered Saturday to discuss out nation's current path.

Police: Man assaulted family with Black Lives Matter sign

Authorities in North Carolina say that a man has been accused of assaulting two family members whose car displayed a homemade Black Lives Matter sign and a sign honoring Breonna Taylor.

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Some struggle with Myrtle Beach heat, while Midwesterners want to move here because of it

Whether they knew it or not, vacationers in downtown Myrtle Beach braved the area’s hottest day of 2021 Friday, with a heat index expected to reach 110.

After board member tests positive for Covid-19, New Hanover school board to meet virtually

The release didn't say which board member tested positive or who had potentially been exposed.

Distress Bandannas being sold to help raise funds for teen driver safety talks

Teen driver safety is a big concern for many parents of new drivers around the Cape Fear. One organization is setting out to tackle the issue and raise awareness for the cause. 

Pair tried to rob someone at knifepoint in Myrtle Beach, police say

Two people allegedly tried to rob someone at knifepoint Friday in Myrtle Beach, according to warrants.