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Herschel Walker begins Georgia GOP Senate bid amid unknowns

Herschel Walker “came off the sidelines” Wednesday in a Republican U.S. Senate race in Georgia with some definite advantages — including his football fame and the support of former President Donald Trump — but also with a lot of unknowns in his effort to beat Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022.

Southeastern NC leaders lobby state for more hurricane resources

Tuesday southeastern North Carolinian leaders traveled to Raleigh, lobbying the Senate an House for more flood resources.

$1-trillion infrastructure plan approved by the Senate, heads to the House

With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Annual N. Carolina farm bill nears final lawmaker approval

The North Carolina legislature is near final approval of its annual farm bill, which includes a new method to permit operations at hog farms so they can convert liquid waste into consumer natural gas.

Bill expanding access to NC gov’t worker info clears Senate

The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would make accessible to the public short explanations of why a North Carolina state or local government employee was transferred, demoted or suspended.

Ex-judge Cheri Beasley to run for U.S. Senate, advisers say

Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will soon announce her plan to run for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

CFCC Political Science professor talks COVID-19 relief bill process

Many Americans are one step closer to receiving stimulus checks, as the senate debates a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

Manchin’s opposition threatens to sink Biden budget nominee

His opposition threatens her chances of confirmation in the 50-50 Senate. During her confirmation hearing, Tanden apologized for spending years attacking top Republicans on social media.

Senate OKs fast-track of COVID aid, Harris casts tie-breaker

Democrats in the chamber applauded after Harris announced the 51-50 vote at around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

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Wilmington Police searching for missing teen

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing teen who was last seen getting into an Uber.

‘Moulin Rouge!’ leads Tonys; ‘The Inheritance’ is best play

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, took an insurmountable lead at the Tony Awards, earning nine trophies with the best new musical still up in the air. “The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez was named the best new play.

Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout, send Europe a message

Steve Stricker hoisted the Ryder Cup, gold and glorious, for all to see. Then, he quickly huddled his young American team together to make sure all 12 players had their hands on it.

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids’ shots

With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.