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Sampson County man plays $10 scratch-off, wins ‘jumbo’ $1 million prize

Earl Smith of Clinton tried his luck on a $10 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.

Moores Creek National Battlefield to host nighttime candlelight tour

For the first time in four years, Moores Creek National Battlefield will host a candlelight tour in mid-November that will offer visitors a chance to step back in time to learn about life during the American Revolution in 1776.

Cooper still hopeful on budget deal with NC Republicans

Entering a second month of active negotiations with lawmakers, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that he was still hopeful they could hammer out a state government budget that he can sign into law.

Former North Carolina sheriff indicted on additional charges

A former North Carolina sheriff who was previously accused of threatening to kill a deputy has been indicted on charges of falsifying law enforcement training records, court records showed Wednesday.

Eight charged after North Carolina couple kidnapped

Eight people face charges after a North Carolina couple was kidnapped and assaulted, a sheriff’s office said.

AG Stein says not enough progress being made on clearing NC’s rape kit backlog

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is asking for more money and resources to handle the backlog of rape kits and the new ones coming in.

Gov. Cooper says ‘it’s good news’ in fight against COVID-19

Gov. Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen praised results of the ongoing battle against COVID-19 but said there was still work to be done.

She asked to bring oxygen to work — they fired her instead

A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement.

ACC considering new headquarters options outside Greensboro

The Atlantic Coast Conference says it is now looking at options for relocating its headquarters outside of its longtime home in Greensboro.

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Store clerk robbed at gunpoint in New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery that took place Thursday morning.

Illinois hospital holds NICU Halloween costume contest

The littlest babies at Advocate Children's Hospital are part of a special Halloween costume contest.

Ceremony of Remembrance for the Lost Pilots of Smithville planned Saturday

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington-Cape Fear Pilots Association and to commemorate the milestone, and to remember pilots lost at sea, there is a special event and wreath laying planned in Southport.

Pender sheriff’s office reports uptick in school threats over recent weeks

A Pender County teen was recently charged for reportedly making online threats to a school. The sheriff's office says it has seen a rise in the number of school threats made over recent weeks and emphasizes the consequences of doing so.