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GM recalling 1.4M cars; oil leaks can cause engine fires

For the third time in eight years, General Motors is recalling cars that could leak oil and catch fire.

REI bucks Black Friday shopping, will close stores that day

Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc., known as REI, has announced it will buck Black Friday and close its 143 stores on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Owners of ‘The Conjuring’ farmhouse sue Warner Bros.

The owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse depicted in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring" are suing Warner Bros., saying it has created a real-life nightmare for them.

News Crew Aids Passengers Injured in Plane Crash

A TV news crew in Florida became first responders today when their helicopter came across a downed plane in the Everglades.

Woman escapes home moments before it explodes

A woman in Massachusetts escaped her home moments before it exploded and burst into flames Sunday, police said.

Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

A new study says the typical student in the nation's big-city public schools spends between 20 and 25 hours a school year taking standardized tests - and roughly 112 mandatory exams from preschool through high school.

Heavy Rain, Flooding Threaten Texas and Gulf Coast States

Remnants of Hurricane Patricia, combined with a powerful storm system, dumped heavy rain and caused significant flash flooding across parts of eastern Texas and...

Coalition identifies Ft. Bragg commando killed in Iraqi raid

A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has identified the commando killed in a raid against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq as Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler.

Justice Dept.: No criminal charges for ex-IRS official

The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.