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Agreement reached on protests at North Carolina courthouse

A North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and other civil rights groups have reached an agreement which settles a dispute over civil rights protests on county courthouse property where a Confederate monument stands.

Video shows police punching man on ground; NC officers on leave

Two North Carolina police officers have been placed on leave after at least one of them was shown on video throwing punches at a Black man after a foot pursuit.

North Carolina NAACP sues to have Confederate monument removed

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has filed a lawsuit seeking the removal of a Confederate monument which stands in front of a county courthouse.

South Carolina town cancels 2021 Bikefest second year in a row

Atlantic Beach City Council members announced they are canceling the 2021 Bikefest for the second year in a row, according to Town Manager Benjamin Quattlebaum Jr.

NAACP, educators call to end suspensions for elementary school students

The New Hanover County Association of Educators is teaming up with the NAACP, calling for an end to suspensions for the county's youngest students.

NC Rev. Barber holds major role at inauguration service

A North Carolina minister and civil rights leader holds a major role in the traditional prayer service held in conjunction with the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Local Black leaders gather to condemn Capitol Hill riots

"How can we continue to allow this stuff to go on in a place that's called the home of the free and the brave." In the wake of the Capitol Hill riots, local African American leaders gathered Saturday to discuss out nation's current path.

Myrtle Beach Bikefest traffic loop would’ve been used regardless of race, jury says

After four hours of deliberation, a jury has reached a verdict in the NAACP's civil lawsuit against the City of Myrtle Beach regarding Bikefest, or Black Bike Week.

A lawsuit accusing Myrtle Beach of unequal treatment of Black bikers goes to trial

A federal lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach and its police department for discrimination against Black tourists and bikers will go to trial Wednesday.

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AMC Theatres celebrate cinema week with all you can eat popcorn

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Brunswick County Health Services to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at WWAY Event Center

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