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Fact or fiction? UK govt says ‘The Crown’ should be clear

Britain’s culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction.

Darth Vader actor from original Star Wars trilogy, Dave Prowse, dies at 85

Dave Prowse, the British actor who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy has died at the age of 85, according to his agent.

Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of ‘loneliest elephant’

The elephant has lived in the zoo for 35 years, and lost his partner in 2012. He was diagnosed by veterinarians as both overweight and malnourished earlier this year, and also suffers behavioral issues.

Georgia Aquarium’s largest female whale shark dies

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world.

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor

Premier Su Tseng-chang was due to give a regularly scheduled policy report to lawmakers about the pork policy when opposition party lawmakers from the Nationalist party blocked his attempt to speak by dumping bags of pig organs.

Cars line up for miles for Tyler Perry Atlanta food giveaway

Thousands of people have jammed roads for miles in Atlanta to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertainer Tyler Perry.

Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of ‘Thriller,’ dies

Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died. He was 86.

Florida man saves puppy from alligator

The dramatic encounter in an Estero neighborhood was caught on record thanks to a partnership between the Florida Wildlife Federation and the fSTOP Foundation.

Teen who met grandma from accidental text shares Thanksgiving plans

An Arizona grandmother and a teenager (now grown-up) have carried on a Thanksgiving tradition for years -- all because of a text that was sent to the wrong person.

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Kure Beach council passes ordinance opposing wind energy leases within 24 miles of shoreline

The first year of paid parking wrapped up in the Town of Kure Beach and the council is reporting how much was made and taking a stand against wind energy too close to its shoreline.

Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.