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Gulf Coast’s beloved ‘Redneck Riviera’ now a virus hotspot

Tourists and servers alike dance atop tables and in the aisles at one restaurant on the “Redneck Riviera,” a beloved stretch of towns along the northern Gulf Coast where beaches, bars and stores are packed. Yet just a few miles away, a hospital is running out of critical care beds, its rooms full of unvaccinated people fighting for their lives.

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette

Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

The win proved the might of the online shopping giant and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.

Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

The justices’ vote on Wednesday was 5-3, with the court’s three liberals dissenting.

Here are details of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis’ memorial ceremonies this weekend

A six-day memorial ceremony honoring the late Rep. John Lewis, a towering figure of the civil rights movement and longtime Georgia Democrat, will commence on Saturday, featuring stops in five cities that played key roles in his life and legacy.

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

Medical professionals in Alabama are witnessing two starkly different realities.

Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Carolina speedway owner offers ‘Bubba Rope’ for sale

The owner of a North Carolina speedway advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale on a social media marketplace page days after NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace announced a noose had been found in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Massive dock fire kills 8, destroys 35 boats in Alabama

The fire chief in Scottsboro, Alabama says at least eight people were killed in an explosive fire that consumed at least 35 vessels along the Tennessee River.

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Former North Topsail Beach police officer accused of stealing guns from department

A former North Carolina police officer has been accused of stealing guns from the police department where he worked.

New hurricane sensor technology could come to the Cape Fear ahead of the next storm

There are just 9 weeks remaining in official hurricane season, but new sensor technology is ready if we get a late-season storm in the Cape Fear. 

At ease: Hundreds remember beloved deputy who died after COVID-19 complications

Tuesday, hundreds of law enforcement officers and residents celebrated the life of David MacAlpine, a New Hanover County Sheriff's Captain who died of COVID-19.

FEMA sends 4 paramedics to Brunswick Co. to alleviate influx of emergency calls

There's a need for first responders across the country, including in the Cape Fear region, and FEMA is sending help.