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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.

Renovated Lizzie Borden house on the market, again

A home where Lizzie Borden lived in Fall River, Massachusetts, is on the market again.

National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin

Investigators at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung the skin and head of a black bear over one of its signs.

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Wilmington start-up gets $276K research grant for device to help recovering opioid users

A Wilmington-based start up company has joined the fight against opioid addiction, and celebrated one of its first milestones Thursday.

Local seniors to be featured in Wilmington ’60 strong’ Calendar

In a partnership with Wilmington Health, 12 seniors from across the area have been chosen to appear as pin ups in the 2021 Wilmington 60 Strong Calendar. 

Local protesters march for ‘justice’ and ‘change’ after ruling in Breonna Taylor’s death

There were protests in Louisville and across the country overnight following the ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor. A protest is happening in downtown Wilmington.

Trump promoting health care ‘vision’ in swing state NC

President Donald Trump is laying out his health care agenda Thursday amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law he vowed to replace with a much better plan, but never did.