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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose.

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Union County’s school board voted Monday to modify the district’s quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact tracing efforts.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

5 who arrived in Virginia from Afghanistan have measles

Virginia health officials say five people who recently traveled to Virginia from Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles.

FDA experts among group opposing US booster shot plan

The average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal.

Novant responds to leaked webinar critical of the unvaccinated population

A clip from a local healthcare provider's meeting is going viral.

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state’s new abortion law

The Justice Department has filed suit against the state of Texas restrictive law against abortions, Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Thursday, setting up a high-stakes legal battle after the Supreme Court allowed the law to go into effect earlier this month.

Lower-cost health insurance offering for NC business gets OK

Insurance companies can offer North Carolina small businesses a different kind of health coverage that limits provider options but also attempts to reduce costs in a measure heading to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk.

Hospitals worry as COVID cases rise to near record in SC

The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Carolina are reaching levels only seen in the worst days of the pandemic before vaccines were widely available.

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Clean Eatz hosts its annual national convention in Wrightsville Beach

Today, one Wilmington based business, that has grown to have franchises across the country, wrapped up its annual convention in Wrightsville Beach.

Local church in Wilmington helps feed the homeless population through its lunch bag program

One local church in Wilmington is continuing to serve the homeless population through its lunch bag program, after seeing an increased need during the pandemic

NHCS holds a job fair to fill a number of openings within the school system

New Hanover County Schools currently has numerous openings around the area, and held a job fair this weekend in an attempt to fill those roles. 

Dozens of volunteers spend the morning planting a community garden at Greenfield Lake

Dozens of volunteers turned out Saturday to plant a community garden of leafy greens and root vegetables at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington.