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District considering removing Confederate’s name from school

Leaders of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want to rid a high school of a Confederate general’s name and replace it with the name of a pioneering civil rights attorney.

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina.

‘More work to be done’: Community honors 57th anniversary of March on Washington

On the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, people in Wilmington took to the streets to for a peaceful protest rally.

Rosa Parks letter on Martin Luther King Jr. on sale for $54K

A handwritten letter written by Rosa Parks recalling Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the civil rights movement is on sale for $54,000.

Pelosi, others hail John Lewis as ‘conscience’ of Congress

Congressional leaders are praising the late Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda ceremony rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.

Here are details of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis’ memorial ceremonies this weekend

A six-day memorial ceremony honoring the late Rep. John Lewis, a towering figure of the civil rights movement and longtime Georgia Democrat, will commence on Saturday, featuring stops in five cities that played key roles in his life and legacy.

Civil rights groups sue to block city’s limits on protests

Civil rights groups have sued to block a North Carolina city from enforcing an ordinance that requires permits for protests.

Protest held for George Floyd in Whiteville

The city of Whiteville raised their voices and made noise in a demonstration on Thursday.

Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police

A Charleston man was arrested while kneeling in front of a police line during Sunday’s protests in Marion Square, but before he was, he was caught on video praising the officers.

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Young UNCW Women’s Basketball team facing challenges head on

It's been a summer and fall full of challenges for the UNCW Women's Basketball team. Two weeks ago practice was shut down due to a covid-19 cluster, cutting off-season workouts short.

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

The stage is set for the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.

State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.