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Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Report: North Carolina jail violated regulations in two deaths

A North Carolina jail violated regulations requiring guards to observe inmates at least twice an hour, according to a state agency probing the deaths of two inmates last spring.

North Carolina nursing home cited after dementia patient found with maggots

A North Carolina agency has cited a nursing home after live maggots were found in the wound of a dementia patient.

Assistance still available for homeowners to repair Hurricane Florence damage

North Carolinians who have home repair needs due to damage from Hurricane Florence in September 2018 may be eligible for financial assistance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Economic Opportunity.

Has the delta variant made its way to the Cape Fear? Officials say it’s likely

Health officials in New Hanover County are keeping an eye on the COVID-19 cases as numbers are creeping up yet again.

NCDHHS: ‘greater urgency’ to get people vaccinated as cases, hospitalizations and deaths inch up across the state

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging all unvaccinated North Carolinians to get their shot as metrics in the state increase day-by-day. 

NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

State distributing fans to those in need from May through October

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31.

NHCS posts survey asking middle/high school parents to comment on possible Plan A move

The survey suggests that a possible date for moving middle and high schools to Plan A might be Monday, Apr. 12.

Vaccination efforts show progress as COVID-19 metrics continue to drop in New Hanover County

New Hanover County continues to see a drop in COVID-19 metrics as vaccine distribution increases.

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South Columbus volleyball stays perfect against Whiteville

The Stallions are 17 and 0, and conference champions after defeating Whiteville on Senior Night.

Hornets create scholarships for journalism students in honor of late team beat writer

The Hornets open their season tomorrow, but the team did something today that seems better than an opening night win.

Wilmington City Council approves purchase of 3-D crime scene scanner, ‘aquatic mower’

Wilmington City Council approving the purchase of new tools to assist with various things in the city at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.

8 potential jurors advance in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

A judge found eight potential jurors qualified to advance Tuesday following intense questioning aimed at finding an impartial jury for the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, whose slaying last year sparked a national outcry.