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Ivy Taylor becomes first African American elected Mayor in San Antonio, TX ; has Wilmington ties 

BY VANNESSA JONES-GRADY AND BEVERLY SHAREEF CONTRIBUTING WRITERS On Saturday, June 13, 2015, history was made in San Antonio, Texas. Ivy Taylor became the first African American elected Mayor. Despite entering the mayoral race late and trailing in fundraising efforts, Taylor leveraged strong north side support and the power of incumbency and was victorious. Taylor was appointed interim mayor last summer whe ...

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Mrs. Katherine Scott Weller passes at 92

Katherine Scott Weller, 92, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her daughters on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Mrs. Weller was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Fritz William Weller and three sons, Wagner, William and Michael.  She is survived by her daughters Katherine Bell Moore of Louisburg, North Carolina, Frances Weller of the city and Margaret Weller-Stargell of the city. She is also su ...

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Am I my sister’s keeper? Yes I am!

BY MONTRELL WILSON OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   Jasmin Virginia Grady, 20, a student at North Carolina A&T University died in a single car accident on Highway 17 in Pender County Sunday morning, but her wish to have rapper, Drake, sing to her is still alive. #DrakeSingForJasmin has been trending on Twitter and other social media sites ever since the news broke about the young woman’s untimely death. ...

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