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Sept. new home sales fall 3.5%, after strong summer season

Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, is moving toward Bermuda and could hit the island on Thursday.

CDC: ‘Strong recommendation’ but no rule for masks on planes

The CDC is strongly recommending that passengers on planes, trains and buses wear masks, but it's still stopping short of requiring face coverings to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Target giving frontline workers another bonus

Essential employees who have continued to go to work have put their lives at risk during the coronavirus pandemic. To thank its frontline workers for their hard work, Target is giving out another bonus.

Lowe’s will deliver your Christmas tree for free this year

Lowe's is offering free Christmas tree delivery for the first time as home-bound Americans start the holidays earlier than usual.

Former SC college police officer charged with sexual battery against minors

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division authorities arrested a former law enforcement officer with the Winthrop University Police Department on Oct. 16 on a charge of committing sexual battery against minors.

Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened

The number of passengers screened for flights in the U.S. topped one million in a day for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak last March, but it’s still about 60% fewer air travelers than this time last year.

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand.

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee to open location in Washington DC

Bitty and Beau's Coffee Shop is heading to the nation's capital.

Dr. Fauci: Rethink usual plans for Thanksgiving

The nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is urging caution around Thanksgiving gatherings, warning they could potentially cause spikes in positive cases of the coronavirus.

US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number that is evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession that erupted seven months ago.

South Carolina squirrel predicts winner of presidential race

A squirrel in North Charleston made his own prediction about the 2020 presidential race Tuesday.

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Downtown restaurants to bring in outdoor heaters as weather cools down

The chill was in the air at Downtown Alive in Wilmington Friday night, but that didn't stop people from coming out. City Council is voting Wednesday on whether to extend the event until the end of November.

Three Bladen County schools to reopen after closure

Bladen County Schools is happy to announce that Bladenboro Middle, Dublin Primary, and East Arcadia Elementary will reopen and welcome students back into their classrooms on Monday, November 2.

Locals get ready for Halloween 2020

It's the spookiest night of the year. Well, almost--and this year will look a little different.

CDC is lifting cruise ban in US waters

If you're one of those people who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to take a cruise out of US ports, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention released a bit of good news for you on Friday.