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Biden plans to ask nation to wear masks for 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said he plans to ask the nation to wear masks for his first 100 days in office.

Southwest warns nearly 7,000 workers of possible furloughs

Southwest Airlines is moving closer to the first furloughs in its history.

29 inmates charged in deadly 2018 South Carolina prison riot

South Carolina's attorney general says 29 inmates have been charged in connection with a state prison riot in 2018 that left seven inmates dead and 22 injured.

Police: 27 pounds of fentanyl found in North Carolina home

Authorities in North Carolina say they've completed one of the largest narcotic seizures in the county, confiscating 27 pounds of the opioid painkiller fentanyl.

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the Heights” — will stream on HBO Max at the same time they play in theaters.

Hand recount in NC chief justice race set to begin next week

Republican Paul Newby’s narrow lead over Democratic incumbent Cheri Beasley changed little overall as a statewide machine recount of North Carolina’s very close race for Supreme Court chief justice was finally completed.

Bipartisan health care panel is Cooper’s pitch for consensus

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is unveiling a bipartisan commission he hopes will plow aside past acrimony with the Republican-controlled General Assembly and improve health care access through legislation next year.

As virus spread worsens, NC is reluctant to add restrictions

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in North Carolina have reached their worst levels since the pandemic began. But the state's top health official said Thursday more restrictions may not be needed if people follow the existing rules.

Investigators look into two bodies found on Fort Bragg

Army investigators are trying to find out details in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at Fort Bragg.

Police: Couple flew to Hawaii despite positive virus tests

Authorities say a couple was arrested at a Hawaii airport for traveling on a flight from California despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19.

Town plans Christmas parade despite coronavirus concerns

A town in North Carolina is planning to hold a Christmas parade despite concerns from county health officials that the event could facilitate the spread of the coronavirus.

Police: North Carolina store owner cited for discouraging masks

Police say a North Carolina store owner was given a citation for encouraging customers not to wear a mask while inside her store, violating orders to preserve public health during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.