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A closer look at what it will take for NC to ditch masks entirely

As North Carolina is set to remove many capacity limits and restrictions by June 1, it appears a ways off from reaching Gov. Roy Cooper's goal of 23 of North Carolina adults receiving vaccines to remove a mask mandate.

Gov. Cooper extends delivery and to-go mixed drinks until June 1

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that he signed an executive order to extend the delivery or carry-out of mixed drinks through the month of May.

State distributing fans to those in need from May through October

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31.

NCHSAA changes mask mandate for outdoor high school sports

Changes are coming to high school sports that are being played outdoors this spring. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced a change to the current statewide mask mandate. 

Bladenboro gets 900K federal grant to revitalize downtown business district

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $900,000 grant to support the economic revitalization of the downtown Bladenboro business district.

North Carolina to lift outdoor mask rule, raise gathering limits

Governor Roy Cooper will give a COVID-19 update today at 2 p.m. This announcement comes just days before COVID-19 restrictions are set to expire.

Fugitive from South Carolina arrested at Smithfield Foods plant in Bladen County

A man wanted out of South Carolina on drug charges was found in Bladen County at the Smithfield Foods plant. 

Gov. Roy Cooper talks COVID-19 response, future of healthcare in State of the State address

On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper delivered his State of the State address, covering a number of topics.

NC State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to stay alert around agricultural areas

As our state’s vibrant agricultural industry becomes more present on the roadways this time of year, the State Highway Patrol reminds drivers of practices they can take to keep everyone safe.

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Late inning herorics lifts Hoggard Softball back into the Class 4A State Champioship

The Hoggard softball team is once again on their way to the Class 4A State Championship series. The Vikings scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on Tuesday night to knock off Fuquay-Varina in the East Finals, 3-2. 

Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse advances to state title game with win over SouthLake Christian

The Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse team jumped out to the early 3-0 lead against SouthLake Christian Academy on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes were able to use that momentum to pick up the 8-6 win and advance to the NCISAA DII State Championship game.

Holcomb finishes second as Cape Fear golfers compete in the state championship

Laney High School senior Grace Holcomb was one of the many golfers from across the Cape Fear that competed in the state tournament this week. Holcomb wrapped up her prep career for the Buccaneers on Tuesday by finishing Runner-Up in Class 4A. 

Coach, teammates remember West Brunswick football star killed in boating accident

A Brunswick County high school football star and his older brother are dead after an accident on the water in South Carolina over the weekend.