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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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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.