This was originally posted in January. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is once again warning customers to take precautions, so we have re-published the information.
With the impending blast of cold weather on tap later this week, officials with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are advising water customers to take precautions to avoid frozen or bursting water pipes.
In 1898, the only known coup d’État in United States history occurred in Wilmington. After taking back control of the legislature during the state elections, white supremacists in Wilmington overthrew the elected local government, forcing both black and white city officials to resign and running many out of town. WHQR spoke with Philip Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising, about the coup and its significance during Black History Month. "
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As February is Black History Month, we turn our attention to the 1898 coup d’état in Wilmington. WHQR spoke with Philip Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising.
In 1898, a group of white supremacists overthrew the democratically elected biracial government of Wilmington and replaced it with officials who instituted the first Jim Crow laws in North Carolina. Philip Gerard, a creative writing professor at UNCW, researched these events for his historical novel: