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New Hanover County Public Health expands booster shot clinic

New Hanover County Public Health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as countywide metrics show signs of improvement following spikes in August and September.

Pender school board OKs optional on-site COVID-19 testing for students, staff

The Pender County Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to begin optional on-site COVID-19 testing within schools. 

Pender County’s tourism industry increased during 2020 despite pandemic

Domestic and international visitors to and within Pender County spent $131.8 million in 2020, an increase of 8 percent from 2019. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Agreement on short-term debt ceiling fix, averting crisis

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday an agreement has been reached with Republicans to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting a debt crisis.

Charlotte to require new hires to get vaccinated

All new Charlotte city hires must get a COVID-19 vaccine, city officials told employees in an email Wednesday.

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 in what would be a major expansion that could combat an alarming rise in serious infections in youngsters and help schools stay open.

North Carolina fair menu includes barbecue stuffed egg rolls

After missing last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the N.C. State Fair returns in 2021 with its annual list of diet-busting, heart-challenging concoctions, including a turkey leg stuffed with shrimp Alfredo and barbecue stuffed egg rolls.

J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to millions more vaccinated Americans.

North Carolina COVID trends improve despite low vaccinations

While spread of COVID-19 remains high, transmission of the virus has noticeably declined in North Carolina over the last two weeks, according to new health department data released Monday.

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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza

Today, hundreds of people gathered at the New Hanover County Arboretum for the 4-H Pumpkin Palooza yesterday evening.

One national retail chain held a hiring event at all of its Wilmington locations to prepare for the holiday rush

Today one national retail chain held at all of its locations in the local area, ahead of the holiday season rush.

Veg-Out Festival held in Wilmington’s Riverfront Park showcased vegan and vegetarian vendors

Today, a festival held in downtown at the Riverfront Park gave attendees a chance to learn about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.