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Brunswick County health officials report the first death in the county related to COVID-19.

Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan to address decades of PFAS releases from its chemical plant on the Cape Fear River consists largely of vague promises of PFAS reductions

As the world battles the coronavirus crisis, researchers are warning of a potentially active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which kicks off June 1 through the end of November.

Singer Bill Withers has died. He wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No

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Brunswick County reports first death related to COVID-19

Brunswick County health officials report the first death in the county related to COVID-19.
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Homeless shelters make accommodations for guests

Here in the Cape Fear, homeless shelters are either full or has had to limit new guests because of coronavirus concerns, so they have gotten creative.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

CFPUA: Chemours’ corrective action plan falls short

Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan to address decades of PFAS releases from its chemical plant on the Cape Fear River consists largely of vague promises of PFAS reductions to be realized years into the future and is inadequate to protect downstream water users, CFPUA wrote in comments submitted today to state regulators.
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Azalea Festival turns garden party virtual

This weekend was supposed to kickoff the Azalea Festival in Wilmington. Friday afternoon would have been one of the signature events, the Garden Party. A few local residents didn't let the cancellation of the festival stop the good times. 

GE Hitachi consolidating vendors, 261 employees transitioning

GE Hitachi is changing vendors they use to support maintenance work at power plants across the country.
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New Hanover County closes public, private boat ramps and marinas

All public and private boat ramps and marinas within New  Hanover County will be closed for 10 days.

More than 2,000 coronavirus cases reported in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its latest numbers of coronavirus cases in North Carolina.

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Singer Bill Withers has died. He wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine."  

NCDES to add more staff, equipment to handle rise in unemployment claims

State officials are taking steps to handle an unprecidented surge in the number of unemployed North Carolinians.
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NC emergency room doctor sleeping in RV to keep his family healthy

An emergency department physician at Alamance Regional Medical Center is sleeping in an RV outside his home to keep his family safe.

Family now offers $5K reward for info in veteran’s death

The family of 23-year-old Christopher Stewart says they are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in his death.
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US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.

CSU predicts above average activity for 2020 hurricane season

As the world battles the coronavirus crisis, researchers are warning of a potentially active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which kicks off June 1 through the end of November.
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Brunswick Co. Schools to release app for meal services while school is out

The Brunswick County School District is working on an app to help parents with meal services while students are out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Police searching for missing teen last seen in Carolina Beach

The Carolina Beach Police Department need your help finding a missing teen who was last seen on the island in March.

Navy removes captain who raised alarm about coronavirus on aircraft carrier

The captain of an aircraft carrier hit by the coronavirus was relieved of his command by the Navy on Thursday for going outside the chain of command and circulating a memo pleading for help from Washington, one which quickly became public.

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‘The Last Dance’ look at Jordan’s last title starts April 19

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release.

Panthers sign QB Teddy Bridgewater to 3-year contract

The Panthers have signed free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract.
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Local gyms adapting to help people exercise at home

Gyms across the Cape Fear and the United States have been closing in the recent days due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's made gym owners and trainers get creative when it comes to exercise. 

Panthers release quarterback Cam Newton

The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the quarterback after nine seasons.