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Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose Wednesday and Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court, where Americans can pay their respects to a woman who spent her career fighting for equality and justice.

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack

Officials say a pregnant woman jumped into the water to save her 30-year-old husband when a shark latched onto his shoulder as he was snorkeling in the Florida Keys.

Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is changing its name to Ben's Original. Parent company Mars Inc. is the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype.

Maurice Jennings, founder of Biscuitville, dies at 86

Maurice Jennings, the founder of the fast-food breakfast chain Biscuitville, has died at the age of 86.

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot.

North Carolina city votes to reduce police budget by 3%

A North Carolina city has voted to decrease its police budget by 3% amid calls from protestors to cut the funds in half.

2 killed in fire at North Carolina paper packaging mill

Two people were killed when a paper packaging mill caught fire in North Carolina.

President of Belarus inaugurated despite election protests

Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that officials did not announce in advance.

Kentucky city prepares for Breonna Taylor announcement

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, are restricting access to downtown in preparation for the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he'll charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has topped 200,000, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Tropical Storm Beta has stalled out along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.

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New Hanover County health expert gives guidance on Halloween celebrations

On Tuesday the CDC released guidance on Halloween during COVID-19, discouraging families from trick-or-treating. Now a local health expert is weighing in.

Mother thankful for man who saved her 6-year-old son at Kure Beach

A day trip to Kure Beach nearly turned into a tragedy for one North Carolina family, but thanks to the quick actions of a good samaritan that wasn't the case. 

National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

Every September 15-October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a time set aside to commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Latinx people. But this year, the Latinx community has had to adapt.

Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.