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Henderson County News

N.C. agency hosting program on researching slave records

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People can discover records of enslavement across North Carolina through the People Not Property project and a virtual presentation 1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, offered as part of the Friends of the Archives annual meeting.   Read Story »

Tags: slavery | African-American history

Henderson County News

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 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

Slavery connection sparks talk of Wingate name change

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RALEIGH — Could an obscure historical discovery force Wingate University and the town to change names? That question is roiling Wingate, a small Union County town 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.   Read Story »

Tags: Wingate College | Wingate-Pardee-BRCC campus | slavery

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

Flat Rock News

Bells ring at St. John church as gathering commemorates slavery's start

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FLAT ROCK — Bells rang out as worshipers walked single file down steps and along a dirt path that led from a hilltop to a stone cross that commemorates the slaves buried in the cemetery of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site | slavery | St. John in the Wilderness