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Ten digit dialing soon required for ATMC landline subscribers

Beginning Oct. 24, 2021, all customers within the 910 area code must dial 10 digits for all local calls.

Feds seek $225M fine for pair who made a billion robocalls

A $225 million fine against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers.

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

Company faces $63M fine for misusing money to buy yacht, jet

Federal regulators are proposing a $63 million fine against an Ohio company they say bought a yacht and jet with money meant to help low-income people get phone and internet service.

Tribune calls off $3.9B buyout by Sinclair

Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to combine in $26.5 billion deal

T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration's antitrust regulators let the deal go through.

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.

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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.