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Nicholson resigns over Juneteenth remark

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David Nicholson, the longtime executive director of the N.C. Apple Festival, resigned Thursday one day after news outlets reported his offensive Facebook post disparaging the new Juneteenth holiday and proposing instead an "Old Fat White Man Day."   Read Story »

Tags: race | North Carolina Apple Festival | David Nicholson | slavery | black lives matter | Juneteenth | black history

Henderson County Life

Community celebrates Juneteenth with folk tales and food

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Around 25 people listened to Ronnie Pepper dramatize an African-Caribbean fable about Anansi and the Snake Saturday while others enjoyed pork barbecue, barbecued chicken and hot dog plates in the first Juneteenth celebration since the historic freedom from slavery remembrance became a national holiday.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | Melinda Lowrance | Ronnie Pepper | Juneteenth | black history | Star Lite Chapter #510 Order of the Eastern Star

Henderson County News

Juneteenth celebration is Saturday

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The community is invited to a Juneteenth celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Depot, 650 Maple St.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | Juneteenth

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Crowd marches in peaceful Juneteenth rally

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More than 200 people marched from Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Grove Street to the Historic Courthouse plaza Friday in a peaceful Juneteenth unity rally.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | African-American history | George Floyd death | Juneteenth