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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory for eligible New Hanover County employees.

Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Cold storage facility coming to Pender Commerce Park

A commercial real estate developer plans to build a cold storage facility at Pender Commerce Park.

It’s in and it’s big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

After much delay, senators have unveiled their $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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Rapper DaBaby has been cut from the final day of Lollapalooza's lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival.

Teenage girl walking to work killed in hit-and-run collision

A teenage girl was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Hickory and a man later turned himself in.

SC man charged with killing mother by setting house on fire

Authorities say a 34-year-old South Carolina man is in custody accused of killing his mother by setting her house on fire.

USC now requiring students to wear masks indoors this fall

The University of South Carolina is requiring students to wear masks indoors this fall as the spread of COVID-19 has sped up across the state.

It’s in and it’s big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

After much delay, senators have unveiled their $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo. The 2016 Olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday.

Britian opens borders to fully vaccinated travelers

Britain has opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union.

Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

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DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival.

Donald Trump builds war chest of $102 million entering 2nd half of 2021

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