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Cape Fear Fair and Expo wraps up another successful year

It is the last day of the Cape Fear Fair and Expo.

Cape Fear Fair and Expo starts Friday

It's the fair, all your friends are there! The Cape Fear Fair and Expo kicks off this weekend.

New Hanover County Commission turns blue for the first time in decades following midterms

In the winner circle, it appears a blue wave was enough to break up the split electorate in favor of Democratic candidates.

Candidates try to win more votes at Power Breakfast

A packed house as candidates, who want to be our voices locally, in Raleigh and in Washington spoke to an early morning crowd at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Series breakfast.

Potbellied pig Sir Oinksalot finds a new farm to call home

Sir Oinksalot has found a forever home with a Pender County family.

Cape Fear Fair and Expo rescues ‘Sir Oinksalot’ at auction

Cape Fear Fair and Expo 2nd Vice President Skip Watkins said the Cape Fear Fair and Expo rescued Sir Oinksalot with a winning bid of $300. Watkins says he will be featured at the 2018 fair and in an upcoming fair promotion. 

Rep. Deb Butler speaks out against local contaminators

A state lawmaker says she wants to raise awareness about the impacts of pollution to our area in general amid talks of incentives for a company to return to Wilmington.

‘It’s time to have accountability there’: New Hanover Co. Commissioners adopt opioid resolution

The opioid crisis is a problem that is not only sweeping the nation, but the Cape Fear region as well. That is why New Hanover County Commissioners approved their end of a joint effort with the City of Wilmington in the fight against the epidemic Monday night. 

Cape Fear Fair and Expo attracted more than 40K over 10 day stretch

Rides, foods, and animals of all shapes and sizes brought out thousands of people to this year's Cape Fear Fair and Expo at the ILM airport.

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Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

While the bill would make it easier for several kinds of structures to withstand severe weather events, it does not meet President Biden's pledge to reduce US dependence on fossil fuels.

Tennessee won’t incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

The governor of Tennessee does not support offering a financial incentive for citizens to get vaccinated against Covid 19 but he does support reimbursing farmers for vaccinating their cows against several types of diseases.

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.

Pet Pals: 1-Year-old Tabby Cat is in need of a new home

This week’s Pet Pal is a 1-year-old Tabby Cat.