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New Hanover County and Wilmington officials discuss homelessness and poverty in the Cape Fear

Wednesday, New Hanover County Commissioners and Wilmington City Council members held a special joint meeting to discuss homelessness, poverty and inequality in the Cape Fear.

NC lawmakers consider raising marriage age from 14 to 18

North Carolina is one of two states still allowing children as young as 14 to marry with parental consent (the other is Alaska). But Monday, North Carolina representatives filed a bill that could change that.

Food pantries facing high demand as holidays approach

It's no secret the holidays can be expensive. And with so many unemployed from the pandemic, Brunswick Family Assistance says the need is astronomical.

City backs off shifting $1M from police to poverty efforts

The North Carolina city of Winston-Salem has backed off a plan that would have shifted $1 million away from the police department and toward anti-poverty efforts.

City mulls shifting $1M from police to anti-poverty efforts

Leaders in the North Carolina city of Winston-Salem say they will consider moving $1 million from its police budget to pay for more efforts against poverty.

South Carolina driving rule allegedly criminalizes poverty

South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

Junior League of Wilmington raising awareness about poverty and food insecurity

Nearly 40,000 people in New Hanover County live in poverty and 16,000 have limited access to food. That's why the Junior League of Wilmington (JLW) is kicking off an initiative to create more awareness about these needs across the Cape Fear.

Study: Nearly half of the Cape Fear struggles to make ends meet

Are you living paycheck to paycheck, trying to figure out how to make ends meet? Well, you're not alone.

Americans got raise last year for first time since 2007

Americans finally got a raise last year after eight years of stagnating incomes.

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Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

An influential federal advisory panel has rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.