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SC Supreme Court to hear challenges on state’s mask requirements for schools

South Carolina’s highest court will hear two challenges to the state’s refusal to let school districts require masks for students and teachers this week.

Largest East Coast quake struck 135 years ago in Charleston

The 135th anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded on the U.S. East Coast is coming up Tuesday.

Haywood County business owners fear Hurricane Ida impacts

Tropical Storm Fred brought deadly flooding to Western North Carolina last week, and more rain could be heading to those heavily hit areas.

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.

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.

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.

South Carolina inmates ask state appeals court to halt executions

Two death row inmates in SC say they want the state to try harder to procure lethal injection drugs, so that they don't have to die by electrocution later this month.

VP Harris pushing COVID-19 vaccinations in upstate South Carolina

Vice President Kamala Harris is stopping in South Carolina as part of a monthlong push by the White House to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 before the July 4 holiday.

21 injured, 8 killed from gun violence in May

Of the state’s 31 days, 18 had at least one shooting. 

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.