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House panel backs easing NC gun laws

Advocates for gun rights in North Carolina are pushing to expand who can carry loaded weapons and where they can do so.

Nominees announced for new World Video Game Hall of Fame

Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours have been named finalists for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame.

NC lawmakers may change how schools give A through F grades

By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Legislators are considering changes to how North Carolina educates its young, including giving learning growth more...

NC autism services mandate for insurers clears Senate

North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans would be required to cover autism diagnosis and treatment under legislation that has support from a number of advocacy groups and now most state senators.

Religious conservatives lobby for ‘religious freedom’ law

Religious conservatives are lobbying North Carolina lawmakers to pass legislation that supporters say protects expressions of faith but that opponents contend would legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $1.32 million

A Honus Wagner T206 baseball card has been auctioned for $1.32 million in online bidding.

2 injured when Amtrak train hits car southeast of Raleigh

Authorities say two people were injured when the car they were in was struck by an Amtrak train at a grade crossing in North Carolina.

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general.

NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16 year olds as adults

Youth advocates are hoping they can pass a bill this year that would stop having all 16 and 17 year olds tried as adults in the North Carolina court system.

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Sailing from ENC to Europe, the new adventure starts this summer

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Timely hitting leads Pender softball past rival Heide Trask

The Pender High School softball team battled back not once, but twice on Monday night to take down rival Heide Trask, 3-2. 

Four Cape Fear area football teams punch their ticket to the state playoffs

The high school football regular season is in the books as focus across the area shifts to the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Four Cape Fear area teams will have an opportunity to bring home the title in 2021. 

UNCW Baseball adds weekend series with UNC Asheville

UNCW has announced the addition of a three-game series this weekend when the Seahawks host UNCA beginning Friday with a 6 p.m. start at Brooks Field.