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Amy Klobuchar drops out of Biden VP contention and says he should choose a woman of color

Amy Klobuchar on Thursday night removed herself from consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate, citing the ongoing national discussion about racial injustice and police brutality to suggest the former vice president should choose a woman of color.

The Aunt Jemima brand, acknowledging its racist past, will be retired

Quaker Oats is retiring the more than 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand and logo, acknowledging its origins are based on a racial stereotype.

Ford releasing new Bronco on OJ Simpson’s birthday

Ford is planning to reveal its new Bronco on July 9. That date — raising a lot of eyebrows.

Atlanta police officer shoots a man dead at a fast-food drive-thru, authorities say

Authorities in Georgia say a suspect who resisted being taken into custody by Atlanta police has been shot and killed.

Raleigh teen launches ‘Flowers for Floyd’ to spread positivity

A Raleigh teen is finding a creative way to share light and love in the midst of such darkness.

Esper orders remainder of active duty troops in Washington region back to home base

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has ordered that active duty troops who were moved to the Washington DC area should return to their home base of Fort Drum in New York, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday.

The Latest: Buffalo police officers charged with assault

Prosecutors say two Buffalo police officers have been charged with assault after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester to the sidewalk.

SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.

A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests

A crew was arrested by police Friday morning while giving a live television report in Minneapolis, where the crew was covering ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.

SC restaurant seats blow-up dolls to maintain social distancing

A South Carolina resturant used blow-up dolls to make the dining room look full, despite social distancing regulations due to COVID-19, as diners returned in person.

NASA works with Tom Cruise to film movie in space

Tom Cruise wants to fly into outer space in the name of filmmaking, and NASA says it’s happening.

Member of NC rescue squad dies while searching for man who fell from waterfall

Officials report a member of the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad has died while taking part in the search for a man who fell from Whitewater Falls.

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Oak Island Lighthouse to replace beacon for first time in more than 60 years

The Oak Island Lighthouse is set to get an updated look. It was built in 1958 and was once the brightest lighthouse in the country.

Bald Head Island officers fired in 2014 awarded $700k in lawsuit

A federal judge has sided with four former Bald Head Island Public Safety Officers who filed a lawsuit after they were fired six years ago.

NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

Mayor Bill Saffo has declared Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day.