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US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court judge wrongly blocked the implementation of North Carolina’s latest photo voter identification law with her legal injunction last year.

North Carolina to get 85,000 initial Pfizer COVID vaccine doses

North Carolina is preparing to receive COVID-19 vaccines and has a plan to distribute them statewide.

State reports highest number of coronavirus hospitalizations

North Carolina has reported its highest number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus for a third consecutive day.

NCDHHS to give seniors, people with disabilities financial help with heating bills

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday it will issue an automated payment to thousands of eligible households to help with winter heating expenses via the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.

Gov. Cooper tightens mask-wearing guidelines in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper is set to talk Monday afternoon about the state's response to the pandemic.

Victims of violent crime in Cape Fear honored with drive-in candlelight memorial

Families and friends came together for the 25th annual Candlelight Memorial, to honor the victims of violent crimes across the Cape Fear region. Because of the pandemic, the event looked different than in years past.

North Carolina reports more than 3,600 new COVID-19 cases

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen and chefs Cheetie Kumar and Jason Smith, whose restaurants participate in Count on Me NC, will be part of a COVID-19 update Friday at 2 p.m.

Court upholds hog verdict; Smithfield announces settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to monetary awards for neighbors of an eastern North Carolina industrial hog operation for its smells and noise.

Bladen County Board of Ed names interim superintendent

The Board approved Dr. Jason Atkinson as the Bladen County Schools Interim Superintendent effective no earlier than December 31, 2020, and no later than January 15, 2021.

North Carolina reports 4,296 new COVID-19 cases, state’s highest one-day increase

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported the state's highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases with 4,296 new cases reported.

North Carolina hospital group says racism is a public health crisis

A group that represents North Carolina’s 130 hospitals has joined a growing number of organizations and governments that have declared racism to be a public health crisis.

NC task force calls for decriminalizing marijuana possession

The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has adopted recommendations related to marijuana possession in the state, Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday.

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Deputy in hospital after being struck by SUV on Carolina Beach Road

The vehicle is described as a dark in color 2004 Chevy SUV with a missing front headlight and side mirror.

UNCW calls fall semester a success, will test students for COVID-19 more frequently in spring

Students at UNCW are getting ready to head home for the holidays as the school watches rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the country.

New Hanover & Topsail changing classes in latest NCHSAA realignment plan

Two Cape Fear area high schools are set to move up a classification after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced its first draft for realignment in the next four year cycle. 

Despite challenges Seaside Chapel Living Nativity open in Carolina Beach

It's been a tough week for Seaside Chapel in Carolina Beach. Last Sunday part of their Living Nativity set came toppling to the ground because of a storm, but with help from the community they were ready for opening night on Friday.