As Gov. Bev Perdue winds down her final days in office, the smoke of a fire long ago returns.
It’s from 1971 when nights of racial unrest in Wilmington led to the arrest and trial of nine young black men and one white woman who came to be known as the Wilmington 10. They were charged with firebombing a white-owned grocery store in a black neighborhood and then shooting at firefighters who responded. (More)