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Olympics Latest: Two multi-event champs out of Tokyo Games

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

Heavily favored to win several Olympic medals, Simone Biles will bring home the bronze for her scaled-back routine on the balance beam.

Simone Biles sparks mental health conversations among local gymnasts and coaches

Simone Biles pulling out of gymnastic competitions to focus on her mental health has ignited conversations across the country. Cape Fear coaches say mental health is a big, and often overlooked factor within the sport.

Simone Biles makes mental health the talk of the Tokyo Games

Mental health has been a discussion in sports the past year but became the topic of these Olympics when gymnast Simone Biles chose self-care over sporting success.

Simone Biles withdraws from women’s team gymnastics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Simone Biles had to withdraw from the women's team gymnastic final on Tuesday as the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) took gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Russian team topples American powerhouse with Biles out

Though the history books may mark Tuesday’s victory with an asterisk due to American star Simone Biles’ early withdrawal, the Russian women's gymnastics team's dazzling performance is the result of a concerted transformation since they finished a distant second to the American team at the 2019 World Championship.

Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

A Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998 has caused the firing of the director of the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Kentaro Kobayashi

How the ban on spectators at Tokyo Olympics could impact athlete performance

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshide Suga confirmed Thursday that Olympics events in Tokyo will have no spectators at any of the Games' venues.

IOC’s Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has arrived in Tokyo as Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga announced a state of emergency that could result in a ban on fans at the Tokyo Games as coronavirus infections spread across the capital.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.