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Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.14 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago.

Volkswagen to pay over $157M to settle emissions claims by 10 states

Volkswagen is paying more than $157 million to 10 states to settle environmental lawsuits over the company's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

Bill Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of quaaludes, Spanish fly

Prosecutors hoping to use Bill Cosby's explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give women in his sexual-assault trial also want to use references he made about trying to slip women the aphrodisiac Spanish fly.

Fasten your seatbelts: Cristiano Ronaldo Airport is here

Cristiano Ronaldo now has an international airport named after him.

Shots fired near Capitol Hill, suspect in custody

Police say a driver struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody.

Disney moves Magic Kingdom metal detectors to ticket center

Walt Disney World is moving its metal detectors to an earlier entry point at its most popular park, Magic Kingdom.

Senate intel panel working on Russia probe

The Senate intelligence committee chairman says his panel's "challenge" is to answer for Americans whether President Donald Trump was directly involved in Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump is joining her father's administration as an official employee.

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities.

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New Hanover County Commissioners approve new $53 million government center

New Hanover County will be getting a new government center after a vote by county commissioners Tuesday evening.

Wilmington City Council approves WWII Heritage signs, Rail Trail master plan

The city famous for hosting the annual Azalea Festival received the distinction in 2020 of becoming America's first World War II Heritage City. Leaders voted Tuesday night to ensure anyone driving into the city is aware of that.

West Brunswick girls basketball falls to Ashley in season opener

The Ashley Screamin' Eagles used a 21 point halftime lead on Tuesday night to approve to 4-1 on the year beating West Brunswick, 68-44.

UNCW comeback falls short in back to back with Towson

Visiting UNCW stormed back from a 15-point deficit with five minutes left to pull within one possession, but came up short in a 78-74 loss as Towson swept an early-week Colonial Athletic Association series on Tuesday at SECU Arena.