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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 through Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 through Tuesday, October 16, 2018
World War II Planes Exhibit Scheduled for Oct 24-26 at Statesville Airport
WWII Planes

By NANCY DAVIS

The Statesville Regional Airport is hosting the Wings of Freedom Tour Oct. 24-26 featuring four World War II vintage aircraft. The planes will be on display for the public to view and tour through the inside of the aircraft.

This is the fourth year that the airport has hosted the flying history tour which has attracted hundreds of visitors from throughout the area and state. According to Statesville Airport Manager John Ferguson, "The community has been very supportive of this event. We have seen the interest continue to grow, but we look forward to repeat visitors, as well as folks coming in for the first time.

“The opportunity to see these beautifully restored planes close up, walk through them and learn about their history is so rare. We are very fortunate to have the planes return for a fourth time,” added Ferguson.

The tour includes a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell, and the P-51 Mustang, a rare dual control two-seat WWII fighter.

The times for touring the planes are Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.; Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and More ↠

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Scheduled for Nov. 10th

By FRAN FARRER

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Villages of Hope Haven Conference Center using the theme, “United to Uplift.”

Individuals who give time and energy to advocate for others in the community will be recognized and honored. The honorees give limitless support and commitment to critical issues that matter in the city of Charlotte. Honorees will be recognized for their volunteerism, leadership, civic service, and activism. The NAACP applauds the honorees of the 2018 Freedom Fund Awards Banquet for their strength of character More ↠

Former A.G. Holder Supports
Earls for N.C. Supreme Court

Anita Earls and Eric Holder
Anita Earls, candidate for the NC Supreme Court stands with Former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. during a meet and greet at the office of Ferguson, Chamber & Sumpter, PA

By FRAN FARRER

CHARLOTTE, NC – Monday, former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to North Carolina to participate in a meet and greet reception at Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter, PA in support of Anita Earls’ candidacy for N.C. Supreme Court.

Holder told those in attendance he’d traveled to North Carolina to show he supports Anita Earls candidacy 100% for N.C. Supreme Court, and continued saying, “She’s smart, tuff and fair. “North Carolina is a great state but it has a lot of problems and a lot of issues and she will deal with them and be fair,” he said. More ↠

UAW Leader on Civil Rights and Black Labor

By STACY M. BROWN

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UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, Reverend William Barber II, and UAW President Gary Jones stand in solidarity following Rev. Barber’s speech on equality.
Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s success.

Better known as the United Automobile Workers or UAW, the union was responsible for, among other things, posting the cash bond needed to have Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. released from a Birmingham jail and later, called attention to Apartheid in South Africa and the incarceration of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. More ↠