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Suit: Armed group seeking teen targeted Black woman’s home

A law firm that advocates for victims of discrimination has filed a lawsuit over an incident last year in which it said a Black woman’s home in North Carolina came under siege by an armed group looking for a missing white teenager.

Nashville names street after civil rights icon John Lewis

Officials in Nashville, Tennessee, have renamed most of a street after civil rights icon John Lewis, who help desegregate the city’s lunch counters before becoming a long-serving congressman in Georgia.

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.

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Brunswick County announces two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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More bills seek to increase attendance at NC school events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows.

Davis, Olsen signing 1-day contracts to retire as Panthers

Linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen are signing one-day contracts to retire as members of the Carolina Panthers.

Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body found in a creek off of Burney Road near White Oak on Wednesday afternoon.