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Pender Co. man accused of trying to set two people, home on fire

A Pender County man is charged with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to set two people and their home on fire.

North Carolina to launch COVID-19 exposure app

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is developing a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called "SlowCOVIDNC."

Folk artist donates paintings to raise funds for the Cameron Art Museum

Clyde Jones is an internationally recognized artist known for his whimsical wooden critters which surround his home in Bynum, North Carolina.

Court won’t halt witness requirement for NC absentee ballots

North Carolina judges have refused to block a witness requirement for mail-in absentee ballots this fall.

‘We knew this was going to happen:’ PCS responds to recent COVID-19 cases

Pender County Schools says specific classes at Topsail Elementary have been asked to quarantine.

North Carolina kicks off mail voting as requests spike

Mail voting is starting in the presidential election as North Carolina begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who have requested them.

North Carolina paid millions in unemployment. Now they want some of it back.

The North Carolina Division of Employment Security overpaid millions in benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic and now they want it back.

Two suspects face death penalty in murder of UNCW student

Two men will face the death penalty for allegedly killing a UNCW student back in March.

Two classes at Topsail Elementary asked to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

Following a thorough contact tracing effort by the Pender County Health Department, students in a kindergarten class and a fourth-grade class at Topsail Elementary have been asked to quarantine after being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

Veteran coach shares tips for student athletes trying to land sports scholarships during pandemic

With the new school year underway, many high school athletes are likely concerned about how the Coronavirus pandemic will impact their chances of being awarded any form of athletic financial aid or scholarship.

NC governor’s race sets pace for Democrats in the South

North Carolina's gubernatorial election between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest provides one of Joe Biden's best chances for victory in the South.

Gov. Cooper announces next phase in virus restrictions for NC

Governor Roy Cooper on Tuesday delivered the much-awaited news about easing restrictions that will allow gyms, indoor fitness centers, playgrounds and museums the opportunity to open amidst the pandemic.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board held a special meeting on Monday to discuss whether or not to allow elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.