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President Biden in vaccination push speech in Raleigh: ‘Don’t put it off, just do it’

President Joe Biden delivered remarks at a Raleigh community center Thursday to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.

Annual North Carolina farm bill nears final lawmaker approval

The North Carolina legislature is near final approval of its annual farm bill, which includes a new method to permit operations at hog farms so they can convert liquid waste into consumer natural gas.

South Carolina governor to sign COVID liability bill

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster plans a ceremonial bill signing for a new law preventing people with COVID-19 from suing businesses.

NC medical marijuana legalization gets hearing in Senate

A bipartisan effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina has received a legislative committee hearing.

As NC jobless rate keeps falling, people seeking work drops

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for the eighth consecutive month in May.

Survivors of Dan River tubing accident in NC Speak out

The four survivors of the Dan River tubing accident are holding tight to one another once again and sharing their story. 

Target plans for zero waste, emissions by 2040

Retail giant Target is pledging to reach zero waste and emissions by 2040.

AMC Theatres celebrate cinema week with all you can eat popcorn

In celebration of Cinema Week, AMC is firing up its popcorn machines and inviting guests to arrive hungry, as moviegoers can enjoy “All You Can Eat” popcorn with the purchase of any size popcorn beginning today. 

McDonald’s announces when its new loyalty program will launch

McDonald's will launch its first-ever nationwide loyalty program July 8. It's aimed at expanding McDonald's customer base and enticing existing patrons to be more loyal in the highly competitive world of fast food.

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New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

A deadly apartment building collapse in Florida has many asking what caused the tragedy, and a local building inspector is offering some perspective.

Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.

One victim shot Thursday evening in Wilmington

Police responding to the scene found one man who was shot. He is currently in surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Officials say that will be a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led force is in place.