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CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation.

Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

President Donald Trump is teasing running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House.

Trump threatens defense veto over social media protections

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.

40-foot ‘leg lamp’ honors iconic Christmas movie

A 40-foot "leg lamp" from the iconic Christmas movie "A Christmas Story" is now on display in an Oklahoma town.

DA says they’re ‘declaring war’ on drug dealers as sheriff offices form task force

Sheriff offices in Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson counties are joining forces to crack down on crimes in the region.

NORAD launches Santa Claus tracker for holiday season

Santa Claus is preparing for his worldwide trek on Christmas and you can follow him.

Walmart drops $35 minimum for its members’ online orders

Shoppers on Walmart.com who pay a $98-a-year membership fee will get free shipping on orders of any size starting Friday.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree is going to look different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with Wednesday’s tree lighting ceremony.

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

British officials have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

46% of NC school’s students fail classes in some grades

Nearly half of third to 12th grade students at a North Carolina school district failed a class this school year while taking virtual classes.

A renovated Loggerhead Inn to reopen in Surf City

Surf City’s Loggerhead Inn and Suites is slated to re-open next week, following more than a year of renovations.

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.

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Oak Island Lighthouse to replace beacon for first time in more than 60 years

The Oak Island Lighthouse is set to get an updated look. It was built in 1958 and was once the brightest lighthouse in the country.

Bald Head Island officers fired in 2014 awarded $700k in lawsuit

A federal judge has sided with four former Bald Head Island Public Safety Officers who filed a lawsuit after they were fired six years ago.

NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

Mayor Bill Saffo has declared Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day.