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Wilmington Police Department

WILMINGTON — North Carolina prosecutors have dismissed cases involving three officers who were fired after a video recording captured one of them saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready.

3 Wilmington Police Officers Fired Over Racist Rants

Jun 25, 2020
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Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready.

Edward Orde / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

WILMINGTON — A historic foundation in North Carolina has made the surprising move of endorsing the removal of two Confederate monuments from the city of Wilmington.

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

WILMINGTON — A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities said he led a group of armed people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl.

Marker Describing 1898 Wilmington Violence As 'Coup' Dedicated

Nov 8, 2019
Historical marker in Wilmington
WHQR

RALEIGH — The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word "coup" on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event.

Temple B'Nai Israel on Chestnut Street had some trees down and roof damage that affected the sanctuary.
David Boraks / WFAE

Wednesday was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. But Hurricane Florence has forced synagogues to cancel services. The sanctuaries at both Temple of Israel and B'nai Israel were damaged in the storm.

Roy Cooper talks with out-of-state emergency workers at a temporary dormitory in Wilmington Tuesday.
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and FEMA chief Brock Long visited Wilmington Tuesday afternoon to view damage from Hurricane Florence and meet out-of-state emergency workers camped at a shopping mall.