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New NC law sets path for alcoholic drinks outside of bars, restaurants

A new bill recently signed into law could mean you can carry alcoholic beverages outside bars and restaurants in North Carolina. This law also allow online orders at ABC stores after October 1.

Bladen vaccine clinic offers money to those getting first dose, COVID-19 test

An upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic is offering money to those who take part in it this weekend.

Gov. Cooper vetoes riot, critical race theory bills

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed two bills — one geared toward stiffening punishments for people who riot and another restricting critical race theory being taught in public schools.

NC congressman reacts to Pres. Biden’s vaccine mandate

A North Carolina lawmaker is speaking out after President Joe Biden's sweeping new federal vaccine requirements that will affect as many as 100 million Americans.

List of 9/11 remembrance services being held in Cape Fear

Several memorial services commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 will be held around the Cape Fear region.

NCDHHS: COVID-19 clusters rise among middle and high school sports teams

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says they are seeing a sharp increase in COVID-19 clusters among school sports teams.

North Carolina has 170 COVID-19 clusters in schools, centers

North Carolina health officials on Tuesday released a report showing 170 ongoing COVID-19 clusters in K-12 schools or child care settings.

McCrae Dowless sentenced for social security fraud

A key figure in the investigation into ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional race has been sentenced in a federal case involving Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh sentenced Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. of Bladenboro to six months in prison, and one year of supervised release.  He must also pay $8,595.10 in restitution.

Local hospitals and health departments see a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

Local hospitals and county health departments are feeling the impact of rising COVID cases. One area hospital now rearranging its treatment spaces and protocols due to the increasing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Many people gather in downtown Wilmington for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Today you may have seen a sea of green in downtown, where many people gathered for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival to celebrate "Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day".

The first coding center for kids in Wilmington holds an open house

 The first coding center for kids in the area has officially opened up shop, and today it welcomed parents and kids to check out a fun way to learn about coding.

‘Love Me, Don’t Hurt Me’ event held to tackle issue of children’s safety in schools

Keeping children safe at school is a growing concern around the country and the Cape Fear. An event was held Saturday at the Derick Davis Center at Maides Park to take on the issue, with the theme being 'Love Me, Don't Hurt Me'.

Hundreds turn out for the annual Dragon Boat Regatta in Carolina Beach

Dozens of people competed for the top trophy and bragging rights in the annual Dragon Boat Regatta race Saturday afternoon.