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New Hanover County health leaders talk COVID-19 vaccine and minorities

Throughout the pandemic, data has shown minority groups are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. New Hanover County health leaders want to make sure they are protected when the vaccine becomes available to them.

Wilmington church gets ‘Souls to the Polls’

This Sunday, hundreds of predominately black Christian congregations across the country launched "Souls to the Polls", a get out the vote campaign.

Local organizations give rides to the polls

Early voting starts tomorrow, and it you need a ride, you're covered.

BLM, NAACP react to lack of charges for fired WPD officers

New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David announced Thursday no criminal charges will be brought against three fired Wilmington Police officers. Now we're hearing reaction from those in the African American community.​

Highway marker describes 1898 Wilmington violence as ‘coup’

The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word "coup" on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event.

Some citizens happy with recognition of 1898 coup

The state's historical marker program approved a sign, officially recognizing that the 1898 coup in Wilmington did happen. That's when white supremacists overthrew the African American government and drove out many from the city. Many people in Wilmington are happy the state is taking this step.

Members take part in Moral March to the polls

Members of the NAACP and members of St. Stephen AME Church took part in the Moral March to the polls Saturday morning.

GOP, Dems battle over North Carolina early voting rules

The swing state of North Carolina could be pushed in a Republican or Democratic direction when the GOP-led State Board of Elections meets Thursday to finalize early voting plans for a third of the state's counties.

Rally in Wilmington for voter rights

This morning folks gathered in Downtown Wilmington to rally for voting rights across the state.

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Officials say there are still 159 people unaccounted for after the partial collapse of a beachside building in Florida.

UPDATE: US Marshals shoot wanted Pender Co. murder suspect in Whiteville

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident at the Whiteville Walmart Thursday afternoon. 

Memorial paddle out to be held for beloved Wrightsville Beach lifeguard Jeremy Owens

Jeremy Owens was a world-class ocean lifeguard, professional stunt man and world-level Jiu Jitsu black belt. 

Local organization seeks volunteers, funding for Masonboro Island July 4 cleanup

Volunteers and donors needed for cleanup on Masonboro Island after July 4th festivities.