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NCDHHS: First known case of COVID-19 variant reported in North Carolina

Officials say the UK variant was detected in a sample from an adult in Mecklenburg County processed by Mako Medical Laboratories.

James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again because of virus

The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open globally on Oct. 8.

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

He had been performing socially-distancing shows in Ohio since June and moved the shows to Austin during the winter.

German virus death toll tops 50,000 even as infections sink

Germany had a relative small number of deaths in the pandemic’s first phase and was able to lift many restrictions quickly, but it saw much higher levels of infections in the fall and winter.

North Carolina surpasses 8,000 COVID-19 deaths as state reports 7,986 new cases

83 more people have died from the virus, bringing the total amount of COVID-19 related deaths to 8,016 since the start of the pandemic.

NC reports 11K+ new COVID-19 cases, a record

Ninety-seven new deaths has brought the count up to 7,425.

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

Pfizer researchers say laboratory testing shows that mutation doesn't block the vaccine. But more tests are needed to see if an additional mutation is cause for concern.

UNC-Chapel Hill sets three-week delay for in-person learning

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said only a limited number of undergraduate courses were planned for in-person instruction.

Japan declares emergency for Tokyo area as cases spike

The declaration lasts from Friday until Feb. 7, and centers around asking restaurants and bars to close at 8 p.m. and people to stay home and not mingle in crowds.

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Local Israelis and Palestinians on Netanyahu ousting

With 12 years of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coming to a close and the rise of a new coalition of political groups across the spectrum, local Israelis and Palestinians are holding their breath.

Wrightsville Beach firefighters raising money for training center in honor of Jeremy Owens

Wrightsville Beach Volunteer Firefighters are raising money to honor a member of the team who died in November.

Southport Howe Street project entering final stages of road construction

Road construction is still ongoing along Howe Street in Southport, six months after the sewer line replacement project began. 

Vaccinated visitors soon can take off masks at Disney World

It will soon be a lot easier to see smiles again at Walt Disney World in Florida. Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for theme park visitors who are vaccinated.