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State insurance officials set up disaster readiness centers in Wilmington

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set up the first in a series of Disaster Readiness Centers with the goal of making sure North Carolinians are ready for storms and other natural disasters.

Lawsuit against Trump, postal chief seeks proper funding

Several individuals including candidates for public office sued President Donald Trump and the U.S. Postal Service and its new postmaster general in New York on Monday to ensure adequate funding for postal operations.

Police warn of fake posts about Cannon Hinnant’s death

Wilson police are warning those on Facebook about a post circulating claiming false details surrounding the death of five-year-old Cannon Hinnant.

Fresh produce service provides boost to Black farmers during pandemic

By now, most people know about the industry built around subscriptions to prepackaged meals, delivered in boxes to the homes of busy consumers. But now there's a new service, Tall Grass Food Box, with deep roots in local soil.

North Carolina schools resume with most students online

North Carolina’s public schools are returning to class with most students still learning at home through their computers to start the year due to continued worries about COVID-19.

Crowd protests outside US Postmaster’s North Carolina home

More than 100 demonstrators descended on the North Carolina neighborhood of the U.S. Postmaster General to protest recent changes to the Postal Service that have created fears for mail-in voting ahead of the November presidential election.

Over $700K raised for slain boy’s funeral in North Carolina

More than $700,000 has been raised for the funeral service of a slain 5-year-old boy in North Carolina whose death has captured national attention.

Another COVID-19 cluster reported in UNC-Chapel Hill housing

Another cluster of positive COVID-19 cases within student housing has been reported at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Father charged after 2-year-old son accidentally shot, killed himself

Police have arrested a father in connection to a case involving a 2-year-old boy, shot and killed at a northeast Charlotte motel late Saturday night.

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Delta will require new hires to be vaccinated against virus

If you want to work at Delta Air Lines, you'll need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline says that vaccination will be required for new hires starting on Monday. But the airline isn't imposing the same requirement on current employees.

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots offer more than $600 million in prizes this weekend

The Mega Millions and Powerball games offer North Carolinians two chances at life-changing prizes this weekend with jackpots totaling more than $600 million.

Kidder Street Shooting: Multiple people fired 20+ shots as partygoers celebrated birthday

The Wilmington Police Department has released more details on a shooting that left three people dead and four others hurt in early April.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.