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Two meteor showers peak on consecutive nights

Two completely different meteor showers are set to peak on consecutive nights this week, including one that's quite famous for sending very bright fireballs across the night sky.

“Super blood wolf moon” will light up the night sky Sunday

A rare lunar eclipse will unfold Sunday night — and it'll be hard to miss if you stay up. As long as the weather cooperates, the "super blood wolf moon" will be visible across the U.S., Europe and parts of Africa and Russia.

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther out, in what would make it the most distant cosmic body ever explored by humankind.

Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system.

Afraid of heights in space: NASA astronaut details flight

When NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba was out doing a spacewalk during a recent trip to the International Space Station, he held on tight. That's because Acaba is afraid of heights.

Geminid meteor shower peaks this Wednesday

For those willing to stay up a bit late Wednesday and brave the cold, the Geminid meteor shower promises to be a spectacular show.

Scientists discover Earth-size planet that could sustain life

A newly discovered Earth-size planet that could sustain life is poised to become Earth's closest stellar neighbor in a cosmic "blink of the eye."

NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

NASA is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the edge of the solar system that's the next destination for New Horizons, the spacecraft that surveyed Pluto.

LOOK UP: 2017 Orionid Meteor shower peaks this weekend

It's time for another meteor shower! Watch little bits of Halley's Comet streak by during the Orionid shower this weekend.

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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.