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SENC’S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TALK RADIO HOST DIES AT 73

  BY RHONDA BELLAMY, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Harvard Jennings, a trailblazing talk radio host in southeastern North Carolina, has died at the age of 73. In a broadcast career spanning 25 years, Jennings helped shape public discourse on local, state, national and international issues with talk shows on WAAV and WLTT. “First and foremost, Harvard always led with love. Harvard genuinely cared about what peopl ...

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DAVIS TO BE EULOGIZED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M. AT NEW BEGINNING CHRISTIAN CHURCH

KENNETH DAVIS BY RHONDA BELLAMY CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Family and friends are mourning the loss of community activist Kenneth Davis, who died Thursday, November 29, 2018, after an extended illness.  He was 73. Upon returning to Wilmington in 1989 to care for his ailing mother, the Vietnam veteran and former federal undercover narcotics agent became active in several local organizations, including the 1898 Ce ...

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UNCW OPENS FIRST K-8 LAB SCHOOL IN THE STATE AT D.C. VIRGO

SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL UNCW has officially opened the first K-8 lab school in North Carolina. The first year-round K-8 public school in Wilmington, the new D.C. Virgo’s curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning, community engagement and the importance of literacy. Classes began July 18 and a grand opening celebration was held July 24. “We could not be more excited about the opening of D.C. Vir ...

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA  HONORS PENDER COUNTY NATIVE

On May 10, 2018, the State of North Carolina made history in honoring its very own Pender County native and trailblazer, Ambassador Mattie R. Sharpless, by designating a portion of U.S. Highway 17 in her name for her career in foreign agricultural trade relations, and for having served in a variety of senior level positions in Washington, D.C. and abroad. ...

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