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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.

John Lewis mourned as ‘founding father’ of ‘better America’

John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice.

Civil rights icon Lewis to lie in repose at Georgia Capitol

John Lewis will lie in repose at the Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta in one of the last memorial services for the late Democratic congressman before he is buried.

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.

Representative John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol Rotunda

The late Representative John Lewis will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday. 

Brunswick County residents hit the highway for racial justice and equality

It's been nearly two months since the killing of George Floyd sparked protests all over the nation. On Saturday, Brunswick County residents took their demonstration for racial justice and equality to the roads.

John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died. He was 80.

Civil rights icon key speaker at Black History Month celebration

video On Tuesday, Americans will start celebrating Black History Month, but on Sunday, the fifteenth annual North Carolina Black History Month celebration jump started the month. John Lewis, the special guest at the event, is often referred to as "one of the most courageous persons in the Civil Rights Movement ever produced." Lewis represents Georgia's 5th Congressional district.

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Local Government Commission votes to take control of Spring Lake finances

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New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control board awards $510,000 in grants

“We are so very proud to award these grants to community organizations in New Hanover County,” said Cedric Dickerson, Vice Chair of the New Hanover County ABC Board.