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Registration opens for 2021 ‘Turkey Trot’ Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Thanksgiving Day is less than 100 days away, and the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is already preparing for their 2021 'Turkey Trot' race in Wrightsville Beach to raise money for the organization. 

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.

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NHCS holds a job fair to fill a number of openings within the school system

New Hanover County Schools currently has numerous openings around the area, and held a job fair this weekend in an attempt to fill those roles. 

Dozens of volunteers spend the morning planting a community garden at Greenfield Lake

Dozens of volunteers turned out Saturday to plant a community garden of leafy greens and root vegetables at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington. 

WWAY 5th Quarter September 24, 2021

Week 6 is done. See the video for the complete episode of The 5th Quarter.

Wilmington recycling company ‘Turtletrash’ turns your trash into treasures

A new coastal-conscience waste and recycling company is working to keep plastics local and out of the ocean.