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This Feb. 27, 2020 photo, Leon Saunders Jr. poses next to the gravestones of his mother and father in a cemetery behind Corinth Baptist Church in Jarvisburg., Va. (Jeff Hampton/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

North Carolina group aims to record African American graves

Mar. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Leon Saunders Jr. walked through a large graveyard behind Corinth Baptist Church to three separate markers made from a cypress tree, each standing less than a foot high. “When I was a child they were maybe two feet tall,” said the 74-year-old native of Jarvisburg....

Civil War raid of black troops in N Carolina stirs emotions

Feb. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A one-armed Union general marched into eastern North Carolina in 1863 with his African Brigade, burning homes and freeing thousands of slaves. The campaign stopped Confederate guerrilla resistance in the region. This summer, the state plans to place a marker on Water Street in...

Woman found in burning house had been shot in the head

Feb. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a woman who was found dead in a burning house had been shot in the head. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that Elizabeth City police are investigating the death of Javona Jones as a homicide. The state medical examiner’s office...