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Whiteville police chief one step closer to certification

videoMore than a year after taking the job, Whiteville's police chief is one big step closer to being able to carry a gun and make arrests.

Repeal of law aiding NC DOT with land values gets House OK

Legislation repealing the method the N.C. Department of Transportation uses to keep land values in check while planning for large road projects has cleared the state House.

Billy Graham could be immortalized inside US Capitol

videoThe North Carolina House has decided it wants the Rev. Billy Graham honored with a statue on Capitol Hill.

College murder suspect wrestled from court after cursing at judge

videoThe suspect accused of killing a man at Wayne Community College was thrown out of court today during his first appearance. This comes after Kenneth Morgan Stancil III made shocking claims from jail saying this was not his first murder.

Apple to help protect Brunswick Co. forest

videoA major technology company is joining forces with a conservation group to help protect thousands of acres of forest in Brunswick County.

Duke Energy gets approval for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

Duke Energy Corp. is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power.

NC House initially OKs making judicial races partisan again

Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races.

Fugitive roundup nets more than 7,000 arrests

videoUS Marshals say they arrested more than 50 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in eastern North Carolina and more than 7,000 nationwide as a result of Operation Violence Reduction7 (VR7).

Democratic Party names successor for Pender County Commission seat

Pender County Democrats have picked a replacement for an open county commission seat, reports Andy Pettigrew at The Pender-Topsail Post & Voice.

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New Hanover County health expert gives guidance on Halloween celebrations

On Tuesday the CDC released guidance on Halloween during COVID-19, discouraging families from trick-or-treating. Now a local health expert is weighing in.

Mother thankful for man who saved her 6-year-old son at Kure Beach

A day trip to Kure Beach nearly turned into a tragedy for one North Carolina family, but thanks to the quick actions of a good samaritan that wasn't the case. 

National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

Every September 15-October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a time set aside to commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Latinx people. But this year, the Latinx community has had to adapt.

Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.