BELTON – A local chapter of the NAACP is calling for the relocation of a confederate statue that has been in Bell County for more than 100 years. This comes on the heels of rising violence and racial tensions across the country as confederate statues are being removed.
WILKES-BARRE – John Barnes remembers being in the room when the Wilkes-Barre NAACP earned its charter. It was 1985, and state Rep. Alphonso Deal traveled from Philadelphia to restart the local chapter that had first begun in the 1930s. Seeing the charter