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Attorneys: DA should step aside from North Carolina deputy shooting probe

Attorneys for the family of a man who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have asked the local prosecutor to recuse himself from the investigation.

NC gas prices could increase amid Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Gas prices around the state are continuing to rise to levels not seen in several years. The current average price is $2.73 a gallon. That number could go up after a cyberattack shut down one of the nations' largest sources of fuel. 

North Carolina man accused of sex crimes facing new charges

A North Carolina man charged by authorities earlier this year with taking indecent liberties with a child is facing additional charges after victims from years ago came forward.

Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program sinks boat off Oregon Inlet

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee, sank a 108-foot tugboat Friday off Oregon Inlet.

AGs urge Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ proposal

Attorneys general from across the U.S., including in North Carolina, have written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13.

South Carolina plant draws 17K complaints for ‘noxious’ odor

A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a “noxious,” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant.

Publix pharmacies offer walk-in COVID vaccines in 7 states including NC

Publix pharmacies is now accepting walk-ins for the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its pharmacies.

Pipeline hit by cyberattack could be back by week’s end

The operator of a major U.S. pipeline hit by a cyberattack says it hopes to have service mostly restored by the end of the week.

Deputies: Brother of NFL player found dead in North Carolina

Authorities say the brother of a Chicago Bears player was found dead at a North Carolina electrical substation.

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Carolina Beach hosts Arts Festival

A wildly successful event helped fund several local artists.

Driftwood Apartments to continue providing affordable housing after recent sale

A Wilmington apartment complex once in danger of closing for good will get to continue providing affordable housing to the chronically homeless.

Attorneys: DA should step aside from North Carolina deputy shooting probe

Attorneys for the family of a man who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have asked the local prosecutor to recuse himself from the investigation.

Deputies identify man killed in Bladen County shooting

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a deadly shooting Friday night.