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US Navy’s first Black female fighter pilot will receive her wings

Lieutenant Madeline Swegle, who made history as the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot, will receive her Wings of Gold on Friday.

World War II-era boat house for sale on North Carolina coast

A World War II-era boat house once used by the U.S. Navy is now being offered as a place to stay while your dream house is being built on the North Carolina coast.

99 year old Wilmington veteran celebrates her birthday in style

Friends and family of World War II veteran and retired Navy nurse Annis Weir weren't going to let the coronavirus quarantine ruin her 99th birthday celebration.

Navy removes captain who raised alarm about coronavirus on aircraft carrier

The captain of an aircraft carrier hit by the coronavirus was relieved of his command by the Navy on Thursday for going outside the chain of command and circulating a memo pleading for help from Washington, one which quickly became public.

Navy hospital ship reaches COVID-19 epicenter New York

President Trump has extended the nationwide shutdown of thousands of businesses until April 30, prolonging social distancing measures in a bid to curtail the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic.

Report: Navy ships need $400K ‘flushes’ to unclog toilets

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report has found that repeatedly clogged toilets on two Virginia-based Navy aircraft carriers could require treatments that cost $400,000 each to clear the pipes.

NC husband creates moving video for wife battling brain cancer

A North Carolina Navy veteran is battling brain cancer and her husband is showing his love by comforting her with song.

West Point probe finds cadets didn’t flash ‘white power’ symbol at game

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point said Friday it concluded after an internal investigation that cadets at the Army-Navy game last week did not flash a "white power" symbol on national television.

Military academies probe possible ‘white power’ sign at game

The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy have appointed officers to conduct separate internal investigations into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by a few students during a broadcast at the Army-Navy football game, academy public affairs officers said Sunday.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board is holding a special meeting on Monday to discuss allowing elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.