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Global pandemic fueling price increases on everyday items

Gas prices have soared passed $3 per gallon. The costs of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, beef and a burrito at Chipotle are all on the rise, too.

Congressmen introduce bill to allow NC volunteer firefighters to get retirement benefits

Volunteer firefighters in North Carolina may someday qualify for state retirement benefits.

3rd stimulus check: Why you shouldn’t expect another payment for weeks

Treasury is still trying to reach some people who should have gotten paid in the first round last year.

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

even supporters like No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of Illinois say the party may have to settle for less.

Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

Trump issued a statement early Thursday acknowledging his term in office is coming to a close just minutes after Congress certified his loss to Biden.

4 people died as Trump supporters occupied Capitol; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies.

At least one person was shot and rushed to a hospital after supporters of President Donald Trump who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol clashed with police officers and breached the building, forcing a lockdown with members of Congress inside.

GOP senators say they will reject election results unless commission is formed

"We intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not 'regularly given' and 'lawfully certified' (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed," the group said in a statement on Saturday.

People across the Carolinas react to recent round of stimulus checks

Others who were eligible say they’re thankful but think $600 didn’t justify the hardships millions of people over the last nine months.

Congress passes massive COVID relief and government funding bill

Both chambers of Congress on Monday night passed a $900 billion relief measure designed to provide long-awaited assistance to Americans, small businesses and industries ailing from the coronavirus pandemic. The $900 billion package is paired with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the federal government through September.

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BB&T Jambaree cancelled for third year in a row

It's the second year in a row it is cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

Brunswick County Health Services to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at WWAY Event Center

Brunswick County Health Services will be hosting several pop-up vaccination clinics this week including one at the WWAY Event Center in Leland. Appointments are not required for these special clinics. 

New Hanover County Commissioner controversy comes to a head

Tuesday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting opened with a controversial resolution removed from the agenda.

Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.