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More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in August

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting the hot U.S. housing market will continue well into fall.

Hot, dry conditions stoke devastating California wildfires

Flames are devouring swaths of brush and trees in Northern California amid unseasonably hot and dry weather.

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died. He was 78. His manager said Davis died on Tuesday after heart surgery.

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

The money is from BP’s $8.8 billion settlement for natural resources damage in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

Walmart says it was working on a new store layout a year ago, but the pandemic accelerated those efforts as customers are increasingly focused on contactless shopping amid safety concerns.

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Officials said Tuesday that two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they ranged from salaried employees to hourly workers.

‘I Am Woman’ singer Helen Reddy, ’70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Reddy’s children announced their mother’s death Tuesday evening, saying that while they are heartbroken, they “take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever.”

First debate descends into chaos as Trump and Biden exchange attacks

The first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden featured a chaotic series of bitter exchanges and name-calling, with the president repeatedly speaking over his Democratic rival and the moderator struggling to maintain control of the 90-minute affair.

Chris Paul enrolls in North Carolina HBCU to encourage vote

NBA star Chris Paul has enrolled in a historically Black college in North Carolina, where he will take a class and encourage students to get to the polls.

Police: Multiple people dead in Salem ‘hostage situation’

A sheriff's office says a possible “hostage situation” led to a fatal shooting after police responded to a home in the west Oregon city of Salem.

Titans have NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, with 8 positives

The Tennessee Titans have suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five other personnel tested positive for the coronavirus.

What to watch for in the first Biden-Trump debate

When President Trump and Joe Biden meet on stage in Cleveland, on Tuesday night, they arrive as two well-known entities.

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Too little, too late? Bar owners react to Gov. Cooper’s Phase 3

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 reopening on Friday, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time since March.

COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs

Beginning Oct. 1, farmers markets operators and local food hubs can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Aid for Farmers Market Operators and Local Food Hubs program.

Person falls off Oak Island Pier, clings to piling until rescued

A man was rescued from the ocean Wednesday morning after they fell off the end of the Oak Island Pier, according to Oak Island Water Rescue. 

‘Negative, uncivil’: Voters react to chaotic first 2020 presidential debate

People around the nation and right here in the Cape Fear are still digesting the fiery debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.