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Olympic surfing hopeful killed by lightning while training

A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country's surfing federation (FESASURF) has confirmed.

There’s a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves

French bulldogs, the fourth most popular dog breed in the US (and the smallest breed among the top five), are often preyed upon by dognappers for the same qualities that make them such beloved pets.

Chief of Cherokee Nation asks Jeep to stop using tribe’s name

The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation has asked Jeep to stop using the tribe's name on its SUVs.

Meet the candidates who could replace Sen. Burr in 2022

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who is planning to retire next year, is facing a growing backlash in North Carolina after his vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial.

Democrats to unveil $3,000 child benefit as part of Biden relief package

House Democratic leaders will unveil legislation Monday that would give millions of families at least $3,000 per child, advancing a key provision in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package.

Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020.

Study finds hand sanitizer is hurting more children’s eyes

There were seven times more cases among children of eye exposure to hazardous chemicals in hand sanitizer between April 1 and August 24, 2020, compared with the same period a year earlie

Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!”

The 90-second montage, set to Hugh Jackman singing the song “Once Before I Go,” is a lighthearted and laughter-filled remembrance showing Trebek’s changing look through his 36 years as host.

Nashville explosion update from investigators

No other explosive devices were discovered during the area, uh, during our secondary sweep yesterday.

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Pet Pals: Black and white domestic short hair cat is looking for a new home

This week’s Pet Pal is a black and white domestic short hair cat named Shadow.

Sailing from ENC to Europe, the new adventure starts this summer

Sam Holmes is setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean and he is launching from Oriental

Timely hitting leads Pender softball past rival Heide Trask

The Pender High School softball team battled back not once, but twice on Monday night to take down rival Heide Trask, 3-2. 

Four Cape Fear area football teams punch their ticket to the state playoffs

The high school football regular season is in the books as focus across the area shifts to the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Four Cape Fear area teams will have an opportunity to bring home the title in 2021.