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Automakers pledge to increase U.S. electric vehicle sales

President Joe Biden has announced a commitment from U.S. carmakers that electric vehicles will make up as much as half of their sales by the end of the decade.

Burn ban lifted in Brunswick County

Brunswick County officials are lifting a burn ban in the county on Wednesday evening. 

House bill to shore up flood-prone NC areas gets panel’s OK

A House committee has approved legislation that would spend $220 million in part to shore up highways, rivers and coastal areas prone to flooding so that North Carolina can better withstand the next big storm.

UNCW is turning trash into environmentally responsible treasure

But UNCW is turning your trash into environmentally responsible treasure. The university has an onsite recycling compound meant to break down and recycle items county centers can't.

Hanna officially becomes a Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Hanna has formed in the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph around the eye wall.

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project due to delays and “increasing cost uncertainty.”

Watchdog says govt blocking report on Trump-hurricane flap

A government watchdog says the Commerce Department is trying to block the findings of an investigation into the agency's role in rebuking forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian last year.

More than 360 elephants die from mysterious causes in Botswana

More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists. 

Blue Ridge Parkway tourism will have key role in the road to economic recovery

A big part of the local economy's resurgence will ride on a driveable landmark -- the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Governor Cooper appoints new general counsel

Fletcher replaces William McKinney, who served as the Governor’s Legal Counsel from January 2017 until July 2021 and has returned to private practice.

‘Christmas in Harmony’ filming next week

Even though it's the dog days of August, a new movie production is making the Cape Fear think about the yuletide season.

‘American Idol’ to hold virtual auditions for NC, SC on Friday

You must be a legal U.S. resident born on or between June 2, 1992 and September 15, 2006 to participate this season.

‘There are only so many beds’: COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria.