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Overdose deaths prompt warning from North Carolina police

Police in a North Carolina city have issued a warning for a dangerous batch of what's believed to be fentanyl after five suspected overdose deaths in a 48-hour period.

Police: NC man ransacked, stole items from hospital helicopter

Police in North Carolina say that a man has been accused of stealing medical equipment form a helicopter that was parked at a hospital.

Wilmington is for beer lovers, new study suggests

Wilmington has ranked among the top 15 cities in the nation for beer drinkers. 

North Carolina county commissioner vote to remove monument

A board of commissioners in a North Carolina county has voted to remove a Confederate monument following a recommendation from a task force.

Ex-firefighter alleges discrimination, harassment in lawsuit

A female ex-firefighter is suing a North Carolina fire department, saying the fire chief deprived her of her duty and inflicted severe mental and emotional distress.

Asheville police to probe complaints about excessive force

Police in the North Carolina city of Asheville will investigate new excessive force complaints stemming from Black Lives Matter protests in the spring.

Task force members support removing Confederate monument

A majority of task force members appointed to consider the fate of a Confederate monument in a North Carolina city say they support removing it.

Assault charged dropped for North Carolina police officer

A former North Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to the 2017 beating of a Black pedestrian has had his charge dismissed after a year’s probation and a first of its kind program.

More strong winds for North Carolina extend power outages

Gusty winds buffeting western North Carolina on the heels of Tropical Storm Zeta has left more than 11,000 utility customers without power.

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Brunswick County announces two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Brunswick County is having two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday at Town Creek in Winnabow and at Smithville Park in Southport.

More bills seek to increase attendance at NC school events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows.

Davis, Olsen signing 1-day contracts to retire as Panthers

Linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen are signing one-day contracts to retire as members of the Carolina Panthers.

Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body found in a creek off of Burney Road near White Oak on Wednesday afternoon.