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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