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Independence Mall rolls out program to jumpstart minority-owned businesses

Throughout the pandemic, 66 percent of minority-owned small businesses risked permanent closure in the U.S. For the next five years, Wilmington's Independence Mall and its parent company, Brookfield Properties hope to jumpstart those businesses through their Partner to Empower program.

Councilmembers holding virtual town hall on COVID-19 impacts on minorities

On Thursday night, two Wilmington City councilmembers are holding a virtual town hall to discuss how minority groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Cooper pushes for more contracts with minority-owned businesses

Cooper signed an executive order Thursday setting a goal for those agencies to purchase 10 percent of the dollar amount of goods and services they buy from what are called historically underutilized businesses.

Local National Black Leadership Caucus hosts GenX forum

Discussion about GenX continued Tuesday night as one organization led a series of forums they call 'Crimes Against Humanity.' The forum was the first of a seven on their list. Tonight's event targeted the lack of communication over what the area has been experiencing with GenX.

Obama signs bill striking offensive ethnic terms from US law

President Barack Obama has signed a bill striking from federal laws certain outdated and offensive terms once used to describe minority groups.

A report says NC minorities get more scrutiny in traffic stops

A task force of attorneys says minorities are more likely than whites to be searched during traffic stops in North Carolina.

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Accident on N. Kerr Avenue near New Centre Drive

Wilmington police officers are currently closing off southbound traffic between those two intersections as crews work at the scene.

Arrest made after video shows dog beaten with object in Conway area

A video shows what appears to be someone tying up a dog and beating it with an object. The dog is hit multiple times and can be seen jumping repeatedly to avoid being hit.

US Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden

The 168-55 vote was announced near the end of a three-day meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that was held virtually.

Judge rules for Florida on CDC order blocking cruise ships

U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday wrote in a 124-page decision Friday that Florida would be harmed if the CDC order effectively blocking most cruises were to continue.