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NC State postpones first football game

North Carolina State's opening football game at Virginia Tech has been postponed for two weeks — from Sept. 12 to Sept. 26 — because of a cluster of COVID-19 cases among Wolfpack athletes.

Panthers ‘considering’ using McCaffrey on punt returns, too

The Panthers are considering expanding All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey’s role to include punt returns, too.

UNC’s Mack Brown confident football season will happen

Mack Brown wasn't at all surprised about the clusters of COVID-19 that caused UNC to shut down in-person schooling.

Topsail High football workouts suspended after student tests positive for COVID-19

A Pender County high school athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting football workouts to be suspended for at least two weeks.

66 players opt out of NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen.

Panthers coach stays positive in ‘less than ideal’ situation

The Carolina Panthers have a new head coach, two new coordinators, a different starting quarterback and a roster with more turnover from last season than any team in the NFL.

D.C. NFL team coach: Changing name is ‘harder’ than anticipated

Washington, D.C.'s professional football team said Thursday that it would temporarily be called the Washington Football Team as it undergoes rebranding after its previous name inspired years of criticism.

Ex-Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for the 2020 season.

The NFL will require fans wear face coverings at games for teams that will ultimately allow spectators

If you want to watch football in person you're going to have to mask up.

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‘Kicks for Luna’ soccer fundraiser to support girl with cancer

A Florida girl with a rare form of bone cancer is in the Cape Fear this weekend for a soccer fundraiser.

‘”I felt like something was wrong’, woman details encounter with rabid fox in Ocean Isle Beach

A fox suspected to be connected to two attacks that occurred earlier this week in the southern end of the county tested positive for rabies.

Employees respond to Novant Health vaccine mandate

The countdown is now on for employees with Novant Health. Their deadline to get the COVID-19 vaccine is September 15.

Nonprofit assistance grant program

The nonprofit grant program will provide $700,000 in assistance to the nonprofit community in New Hanover County, allocated through grants of no less than $10,000 and up to $50,000 per organization.