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Hundreds attend parade celebrating legacy of MLK

People across the country are honoring the legacy Martin Luther King, Jr. left behind. In the Port City, crowds gathered in Downtown Wilmington to pay their respects.

Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of sight, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the U.S.

MLK, Jr. Celebration to be biggest ever

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Southeastern North Carolina Celebration committee has planned the biggest week of events ever for the Cape Fear.

Public library holds family day of diversity and acceptance

YWCA Lower Cape Fear, Be the Bridge, the CHANGE group of Wilmington and the New Hanover County Public Library teamed up to hold a family day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

National host Roland Martin to speak at UNCW MLK event

TV One’s Rowland Martin will be the guest speaker at the UNCW MLK Celebration Event on Thursday.

Trump to meet with MLK’s son amidst John Lewis controversy

Trump, who is scheduled to meet with King's son later in the day, may be trying to put behind him the controversy over his criticism of John Lewis, a black congressman and civil rights icon.

Website about MLK ‘Dream’ speech in Rocky Mount launches

A North Carolina State University professor will unveil a website about the "I Have a Dream" speech that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in Rocky Mount months before he gave a similar speech during the March on Washington.

Lane to be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

There will be a lane closure on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday night.

Kids celebrate MLK Saturday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, but people have been celebrating the civil rights leader's memory all week, including kids. Children of all ages gathered to the MLK Center in downtown Wilmington Saturday with food, educational activities, and music.

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Carolina Beach boardwalk amusement rides have officially opened to the public

The amusement rides on the Carolina Beach boardwalk are officially up and running for the summer season.

Debris left behind from devastating fire at Paradise Cove Condominiums is being torn down

More than 2 months have passed and today the debris left behind is finally being torn down.

UNCW program hopes to connect Wilmington residents with international students

UNCW is looking to connect its international students with local residents, in an effort to add more comfort to the college experience.

World’s largest swim lesson helps keep kids afloat

As we dive into summer, are area children ready for fun in the sun? With the help of the Nir Family YMCA, they will be. The YMCA partnered with Waves of Wilmington swim team to offer kids across New Hanover County free swim lessons.