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Panthers receiver carted off; player who hit him is cut

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted off the field and taken away by ambulance. The player who struck him was kicked out of practice and waived.

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

He says he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.”

SC man charged with killing mother by setting house on fire

Authorities say a 34-year-old South Carolina man is in custody accused of killing his mother by setting her house on fire.

USC now requiring students to wear masks indoors this fall

The University of South Carolina is requiring students to wear masks indoors this fall as the spread of COVID-19 has sped up across the state.

NC man gets life sentence for 2018 Myrtle Beach murder

A North Carolina man was convicted and sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a 2018 murder in Myrtle Beach, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Trial underway for man accused of kidnapping and killing USC student

An investigator has shown jurors the suspected murder weapon at the trial of a South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride.

Western wildfire smoke to cause problems in South Carolina

The smoke has drifted more than 2,000 miles from the fires in the western U.S. and Canada.

Bradford pear tree ban begins in South Carolina in 2024

South Carolina is banning sales of a popular but invasive tree. The Post and Courier reports that, starting on Oct. 1, 2024, nurseries in South Carolina will be prohibited from selling Bradford Pear and Callery pear trees.

Sen. Graham ‘will go to war’ to defend Chick-fil-A after students start petition

The petition, which has more than 150 signatures from students and faculty, said the fast-food chain goes against Notre Dame's commitment to inclusion.

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Wilmington non-profits continue, adapt, and introduce services during the pandemic

Several Wilmington non-profits are altering services and adapting to challenges presented by the pandemic.

Novant Health sees a spike in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

Novant Health- New Hanover Regional Medical Center, also saying it's seeing an increase in cases and hospitalizations

New Hanover Co. to require face-coverings inside county buildings starting Friday

New Hanover County announced it will reinstate its mandatory face-covering policy for all county employees and customers inside county buildings on Thursday. 

Automakers pledge to increase U.S. electric vehicle sales

President Joe Biden has announced a commitment from U.S. carmakers that electric vehicles will make up as much as half of their sales by the end of the decade.