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North Carolina man charged with fraud in virus aid scheme

A North Carolina man accused of fraudulently applying for $6.1 million in coronavirus relief funds has been federally charged.

Jim Bakker gets PPP loans during legal fight on fraud claims

When the U.S. government extended pandemic hardship loans to thousands of religious institutions, Jim Bakker and Morningside USA, his ministry in Blue Eye, Missouri, were among the most high-profile recipients.

TV stations pull attack ad in North Carolina Senate race

North Carolina television stations have pulled a Republican attack ad against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham off the air after his campaign said the ad was not truthful.

Kanye West’s Yeezy got millions in federal small business loans

Kanye West's clothing and sneaker brand Yeezy received a loan from the federal government's pandemic rescue fund worth between $2 million and $5 million./

Bitty & Beau’s owner shares about White House visit, re-opening Saturday

The coffee shop known as the happiest place in Wilmington is getting ready to re-open after being closed for two months during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 12,000 Catholic churches applied for PPP loans

As suffering small businesses around the country clamor for much-needed loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, news of prominent national chains receiving millions of dollars sparked an outcry among owners of smaller businesses who have been shut out.

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee owner, employees visit White House

A local coffee shop from Wilmington made a special visit to the White House this week. 

Banks: New $310B for small businesses likely already used up

Banking industry groups say the more than $300 billion set aside to replenish the emergency loan program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is likely already all spoken for.

Schumer: Deal reached on major parts of $500B virus aid

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that congressional Democrats and the Trump administration have reached a deal for an interim relief package to mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Hanover County School Board votes unanimously to rename Laney High Stadium

The New Hanover County School Board voted unanimously to remove Dr. Rick Holliday's name from the E.A. Laney High School's football stadium.

NCDHHS discusses the North Carolina impacts from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services held a press conference today to discuss the recent reports of rare blood clots related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Local reaction to Johnson and Johnson vaccine hold

The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine Tuesday morning. According to both, the vaccine has been connected to six cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Lewis Strawberry Nursery & Farm begins strawberry picking season

After months of anticipation, the Lewis Strawberry Nursery now has thousands of ripe red strawberries ready for you to pick and enjoy.