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60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

Sixty people are charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide.

Woman conned out of $12K, duped by cash grant scam

A dream opportunity turned out too good to be true. A North Charleston woman was conned out of thousands of dollars, duped into what she thought was a federal grant program.

US, UK and Canada say Russian hackers are targeting coronavirus vaccine research

National security agencies in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada on Thursday accused hackers linked to Russian intelligence services of targeting organizations conducting COVID-19 vaccine research.

Wildlife commission warns of fishing license website scams

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is urging the public to be aware of private online websites claiming to sell North Carolina fishing licenses.

Watch out for scams targeting small businesses during COVID-19 crisis

Officials have a new warning for all small business owners as scammers are reportedly sending out fake offers to receive assistance from the Small Business Administration.

Columbus County warns of secret shopper scam

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam, after one of their employees was targeted.

SCAM ALERT: Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of fake jury summons calls

Someone is pretending to be from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to scam you, according to a post on the BCSO Facebook page.

‘Shark Tank’ star loses nearly $400,000 in scam

Barbara Corcoran said she lost nearly $400,000 after her financial team responded to an email that turned out to be a phishing scam.

NHSO warning: Gun buy-back phone calls are a scam

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a new scam they are investigating.

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Deputy in hospital after being struck by SUV on Carolina Beach Road

The vehicle is described as a dark in color 2004 Chevy SUV with a missing front headlight and side mirror.

UNCW calls fall semester a success, will test students for COVID-19 more frequently in spring

Students at UNCW are getting ready to head home for the holidays as the school watches rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the country.

New Hanover & Topsail changing classes in latest NCHSAA realignment plan

Two Cape Fear area high schools are set to move up a classification after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced its first draft for realignment in the next four year cycle. 

Despite challenges Seaside Chapel Living Nativity open in Carolina Beach

It's been a tough week for Seaside Chapel in Carolina Beach. Last Sunday part of their Living Nativity set came toppling to the ground because of a storm, but with help from the community they were ready for opening night on Friday.