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Following cancellation in 2020, Wilmington Marathon held in downtown

The 11th annual Wilmington Marathon was held Saturday, but it looked a bit different this year than year's past. 

Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations

Evanston, Illinois, is using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana to become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.

North Carolina school system apologizes for racist hashtags

School officials in North Carolina have apologized after racist hashtags were displayed on a classroom Twitter wall as part of a Civil War assignment for fourth graders.

Black North Carolina firefighters file discrimination suit

A group of Black firefighters in North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against their city and their fire chief, alleging that he has not made an effort to prevent racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation within his department.

Teaching systemic racism in NC sparks backlash, KKK editorial cartoon

A divided State Board of Education will revisit on Wednesday proposed changes to what public school students learn about the U.S. in social studies classes.

Black North Carolina firefighters allege racism in grievance

Black firefighters in a North Carolina city have filed a grievance alleging white captains talked about running over protesters and a firefighter made a noose during a rope and knots class.

City of Greensboro apologizes for deaths at 1979 anti-KKK rally

A city council in North Carolina has apologized for the shooting deaths of five demonstrators at a 1979 rally against the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party.

New Hanover County creates online 1898 history resource

In a joint collaboration, New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Public Library and Information Technology Department have worked together to create a map and timeline documenting the events of 1898 in Wilmington.

Judge delays hearing of petition to release video of fired WPD officers

A New Hanover County judge heard the petition to release video from the Wilmington Police Department on Wednesday morning.

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BB&T Jambaree cancelled for third year in a row

It's the second year in a row it is cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

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

Brunswick County Health Services will be hosting several pop-up vaccination clinics this week including one at the WWAY Event Center in Leland. Appointments are not required for these special clinics. 

New Hanover County Commissioner controversy comes to a head

Tuesday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting opened with a controversial resolution removed from the agenda.

Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.