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North Carolina utility drops late fees due to delayed bills

A North Carolina utility has temporarily canceled late fees after finding that its customers were experiencing delays in getting their bills in the mail.

Ex-Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandal

A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump.

Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner

Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players have another shot at a giant jackpot as a $730 million Powerball prize is on the line.

NC prison system starts first rounds of COVID-19 vaccinations

The North Carolina prison system has received its first round of coronavirus vaccines, and vaccinations began Wednesday morning.

North Carolina city OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

A city council in North Carolina has unanimously passed an ordinance that aims to protect workers from discrimination against hairstyles such as braids or dreadlocks.

Lawsuit says North Carolina teenager beaten at hospital

A North Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit alleging her 16-year-old son was hit with a stun gun, beaten and body slammed by hospital staff and sheriff's deputies.

Overdose deaths prompt warning from North Carolina police

Police in a North Carolina city have issued a warning for a dangerous batch of what's believed to be fentanyl after five suspected overdose deaths in a 48-hour period.

Justice Dept. won’t charge Sen. Burr over stock sales

Sen. Richard Burr says the Justice Department has told him it will not prosecute him over stock sales made during the coronavirus pandemic, ending an insider trading investigation that led him to at least temporarily step aside from a powerful committee chairmanship last year.

Two NC lawmakers who contract COVID were on same hunting trip

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon of Brunswick County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

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New Hanover County GOP chair talks future of Republican Party after Trump

Now that President Donald Trump has left office, what's in store for the future of the republican party?

UNCW political science professor reacts to Trump absence from inauguration

Glaringly absent from Wednesday's inauguration ceremony was former President Donald Trump.

Two protesters show support for Trump in Wilmington on inauguration day

A couple of people unhappy with the inauguration of Joe Biden took to the streets in Wilmington today.

New Hanover High eager to kick-off the 2021 soccer season

The high school soccer season is in full swing for teams in the Cape Fear. Public Schools are five days away from opening up their 2021 season on January 25th.