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Trump’s $300 in weekly unemployment benefits extended to 6 weeks

Unemployed U.S. workers who are banking on an extra $300 in federal jobless aid will now receive up to six weeks of benefits, double the three weeks initially guaranteed by FEMA, the government agency overseeing the relief.

Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

The Senate failed to advance a slimmed-down coronavirus relief bill in a procedural vote on Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse in negotiating legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon to fill 33,000 jobs with average pay of $150,000

As many retailers struggle to stay afloat in the coronavirus-battered economy, Amazon is hiring like crazy.

Walmart testing drones for deliveries in Fayetteville

Walmart has launched a pilot program using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city.

K&W Cafeterias files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

K&W Cafeterias announced it filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company said it plans to continue to serve customers while it restructures.

Labor Day provides short boost for Wilmington businesses

Labor Day Weekend has brought some relief to businesses around the Cape Fear

NC House, Senate approves $1B federal virus relief package

The North Carolina legislature has finalized a plan to spend $1.1 billion of the state’s remaining COVID-19 relief funds from Washington.

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles for leaks that can cause fires

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.

Budget deficit to hit record $3.3T due to virus, recession

The federal budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion due to COVID-19 costs and the recession. That’s more than triple the 2019 shortfall.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board held a special meeting on Monday to discuss whether or not to allow elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.