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Local historian talks about significance of Juneteenth then, and now

Anti-racism activist Lettie Shumate hopes to educate people in the Cape Fear about the meaning behind Juneteenth, and the next right step Americans can take to get closer to lasting solutions to racism.

Teacher’s racist rant on Zoom recorded by 12-year-old’s parent

The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy has filed a claim against a Southern California school district after her son’s teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity.

‘Captain Underpants’ book pulled for ‘passive racism’

A graphic novel for children from the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.”

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.

UNC building defaced by anti-Semitic, racist vandalism

A building at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was vandalized with anti-Semitic symbols after someone unlawfully entered and defaced several offices.

Consultants cite racism in North Carolina fire department

Racism exists inside a North Carolina fire department, but a consulting group looking into allegations of discrimination by Black firefighters says it heard no complaints that the chief himself is racist.

Black bikers see racism in Myrtle Beach, traffic plan

A South Carolina beach city is in the second week of a federal trial over whether it discriminates against thousands of Black tourists who visit each May to celebrate motorcycle culture.

North Carolina hospital group says racism is a public health crisis

A group that represents North Carolina’s 130 hospitals has joined a growing number of organizations and governments that have declared racism to be a public health crisis.

Wilmington commemorates 1963 March on Washington

This week, people across the nation commemorated the day hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters swarmed Washington and demanded change.

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

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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.

Tips to keeping your heart healthy at any age

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and Cape Fear Heart Associates doctor George McLeod has tips to improve your heart health.