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Judge rules Wilmington short term rental law illegal, both sides react

The City of Wilmington has been dealt a blow to its ordinance on vacation and rental properties.

Former longtime federal judge in Wilmington dies at 90

President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge James C. Fox to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 1982. He served until his retirement in 2017.

NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

North Carolina's Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.

Slow Down Move Over campaign comes to Wilmington

It's a long line of police, EMS, fire trucks, tow trucks and other vehicles are all part of the American Towman spirit ride.

Utah’s lawmakers made a rap video. It didn’t go well.

The Utah House of Representatives did their best to tastefully educate the public on the process of drafting a bill, but the cringe-worthy finished product is facing harsh criticism on social media.

Human trafficking bill among nearly 30 Cooper signs into law

Increased efforts to discourage human trafficking in North Carolina are among one of nearly 30 additional bills that Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law.

Cooper signs bills against domestic violence into law

Previously convicted domestic violence offenders accused of killing their victims could face the most serious crime and punishment if found guilty, under a new North Carolina law.

ERA supporters seek momentum with Nevada ratification

North Carolina supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment are trying to revive interest in it again after Nevada lawmakers ratified it last week almost 35 years past a congressional deadline.

UNC civil rights law center told to stop taking new cases

Attorneys at North Carolina's top law school who pursue lawsuits on behalf of poor and minority residents are being told to stop taking new cases while state officials decide whether the group's work should be stopped altogether.

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‘Peer Fishin’ Festival’ returns to Ocean Crest Pier, raising the spirits of disabled veterans

After being cancelled for the past two years due to a hurricane and the pandemic, the Operation North State annual 'Peer Fishin' Festival' is back at the Ocean Crest Pier in Oak Island. 

New findings by North Carolina State University raise more concerns around PFAS’s in the Cape Fear

Four years ago, one of those chemicals (GenX) was found in our drinking water in the Cape Fear River. A recent study has given rise to more concern surrounding the 'forever chemicals'. 

Colorado school district investigating claims that teachers taped masks to students’ faces

School officials are investigating allegations that some students were made to tape their masks to their faces.

Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris dramatically announced her resignation from the council Tuesday morning effective immediately.