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WINGATE — Religious studies scholar, author and ordained Presbyterian minister Dr. Julia Robinson Moore will be the featured speaker at Wingate’s Baccalaureate on May 16. The 4 p.m. service will be held in the Batte Center’s McGee Theatre.

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PEMBROKE — H​ilda Pinnix-Ragland, a senior Fortune 500 business executive and philanthropist, will serve as keynote speaker at spring commencement at UNC Pembroke. 

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WADESBORO — After hosting two Front Porch Conversations (Deep Canvasses) in Wadesboro on Feb. 26 and March 20 in partnership with the HOLLA! Center, the New Rural Project returns to Wadesboro launching a new partnership with Triad Barber School.

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On Feb. 3, 1983, Richmond County native Henry Eli Frye made history becoming the first African American to serve on the N.C. Supreme Court.

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Today we shine some well-deserved light on a 1987 Richmond Senior High School graduate who has made historic milestones. Monique Ferguson Stewart was the first African American female engineer to be hired at the United States Department of Transportation/ Federal Railroad Administration.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Local historian and former educator Ruth Robinson was recently honored for her contributions to the community. 

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PEMBROKE — Drs. Malinda Maynor Lowery and Arwin Smallwood will facilitate a discussion titled “Sharing Black and Native Histories” as part of UNC Pembroke’s Virtual Diversity Series.

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Monday, 24 August 2020 11:55

COLUMN: Spy and statesman fought for freedom

Whether Democrat Yvonne Holley or Republican Mark Robinson wins the 2020 race for lieutenant governor, North Carolinians will be electing the first African-American candidate to that post.

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