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North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot.

North Carolina city votes to reduce police budget by 3%

A North Carolina city has voted to decrease its police budget by 3% amid calls from protestors to cut the funds in half.

2 killed in fire at North Carolina paper packaging mill

Two people were killed when a paper packaging mill caught fire in North Carolina.

Tillis, Cunningham spar over vacant SCOTUS seat and police reform in second Senate debate

Sen. Thom Tillis (R) and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham took part in the second North Carolina Senate race debate on Tuesday, September 22 in Raleigh.

Gov. Cooper: Outdoor venues in NC can open at 7% capacity next week

In a news conference Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that outdoor venues, including stadiums, would be able to open to 7% capacity starting next week.

CDC: Trick-or-treating is ‘high risk’ during COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially discouraged trick-or-treating in 2020. The new holiday guidance appeared on the CDC website Monday night.

Survey: 40% would give up their dog to keep their phone

Could you live without your smartphone? What about your dog?

New Hanover County Schools reschedules virtual town hall meetings

Due to changes in the state’s guidance to school systems for Plan A/B/C schedules, New Hanover County Schools has rescheduled planned virtual town hall meetings.

NC nutrition bar offers drink supporting domestic violence victims

Blend Nutrition Bar in Jacksonville is offering a new drink in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

NCDHHS launches app to alert people of recent exposure to COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called "SlowCOVIDNC."

National park sign vandalized with racist message, bear skin

Investigators at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are trying to identify who mounted a cardboard sign with a racist message and hung the skin and head of a black bear over one of its signs.

Supreme Court nominee to get attention in NC Senate debate

The U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will likely get attention in the next debate between Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham.

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New Hanover County health expert gives guidance on Halloween celebrations

On Tuesday the CDC released guidance on Halloween during COVID-19, discouraging families from trick-or-treating. Now a local health expert is weighing in.

Mother thankful for man who saved her 6-year-old son at Kure Beach

A day trip to Kure Beach nearly turned into a tragedy for one North Carolina family, but thanks to the quick actions of a good samaritan that wasn't the case. 

National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

Every September 15-October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a time set aside to commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Latinx people. But this year, the Latinx community has had to adapt.

Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.