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NAACP meets with John McNeil and prison officials; Redoubles effort to free man convicted of defending his home & family

After a meeting on Monday with John McNeil at the Macon State Prison in Georgia, the NAACP reiterated their demand for justice in his case at a press conference at the State Capitol. John McNeil was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for defending his family and himself at his home. ...

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The arthritis foundation honors the life of local artist Ivey Hayes at the 2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk

The recent passing of Ivey Hayes, a talented Wilmington resident and artist who developed a unique style that earned him numerous honors, , has charged the Arthritis Foundation to honor his legacy at the 2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk on Saturday, October 20th at Hugh MacRae Park. ...

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Our Voice, Guest Editorial by Marian Wright Edelman, Families struggle: Child poverty remains epidemically high

The U.S. Census Bureau’s new poverty data for the states show millions of families struggling mightily to keep their heads above water in the wake of the Great Recession. Fourteen states saw statistically significant increases in their child poverty rates, 26 states saw small increases, and nine states and the District of Columbia saw small declines in child poverty rates last year. ...

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