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North Carolina man jailed for setting girlfriend on fire

A North Carolina man has been jailed on a $1 million bond after investigators say he set his girlfriend on fire, a sheriff’s office said.

Murdaugh charged with taking insurance money in maid’s death

A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million, state police said Thursday.

Family says toddler molested on ship, Disney denies claim

A family has filed a lawsuit against Disney Cruise Lines, saying their 3-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by an older child inside a ship’s day care center due to understaffing and poor training of employees.

Texas women drive hours for abortions after new law

The nation's most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services as far away as Oklahoma and Kansas.

A day after swearing-in, new NC judge switches registration

A northeastern North Carolina judge changed her voter registration from Democrat to Republican the day after she was sworn in to the job for which Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her.

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.

Report: North Carolina jail violated regulations in two deaths

A North Carolina jail violated regulations requiring guards to observe inmates at least twice an hour, according to a state agency probing the deaths of two inmates last spring.

Ex-SC sheriff off to prison on 1-year misconduct sentence

A former sheriff in South Carolina reported to prison Wednesday to serve a one-year sentence for using his power and office to pressure a personal assistant to have sex with him.

Police: North Carolina man killed roommate, called 911 to give his location

A North Carolina man was charged by police in the fatal shooting of his roommate after he called 911 and told officers where they could find him, authorities said.

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Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.

New Hanover County Commissioners pass stop gap funding to increase affordable housing

Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure that could create more workforce housing in the region.