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John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died. He was 80.

Justice Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but won’t retire

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court.

Mary Kay Letourneau dies of cancer at 58

Mary Kay Letourneau, who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted for raping him, has died. She was 58.

Wilmington man battling cancer gets surprise 50th birthday parade

It was birthday party that Andy Estal will never forget. It's not because he turned 50, but because his friends and family paraded down his street to share their well wishes. 

Cancer patient receives drive-by birthday party amid virus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to wait for big birthday celebrations or get creative.

Zantac and other heartburn drugs recalled over possible cancer link

U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.

Blue Ribbon Run changes to plant sale after Coronavirus cancellation

The Blue Ribbon Run is an annual event that raises money and awareness for a cure for colorectal cancer.  This year it has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution over the Coronavirus Pandemic. Originally scheduled for March 28, organizers are switching to a plant sale to raise money.

Sweet, inspiring message written in snow for mom battling cancer

A daughter wrote a message of hope in the snow for her mother who's battling cancer.

3 brothers under age 5 all diagnosed with same type of cancer

Three young brothers are all sharing the same fight after being diagnosed with eye cancer.

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Delta will require new hires to be vaccinated against virus

If you want to work at Delta Air Lines, you'll need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline says that vaccination will be required for new hires starting on Monday. But the airline isn't imposing the same requirement on current employees.

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots offer more than $600 million in prizes this weekend

The Mega Millions and Powerball games offer North Carolinians two chances at life-changing prizes this weekend with jackpots totaling more than $600 million.

Kidder Street Shooting: Multiple people fired 20+ shots as partygoers celebrated birthday

The Wilmington Police Department has released more details on a shooting that left three people dead and four others hurt in early April.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.