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Simone Biles withdraws from women’s team gymnastics at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Simone Biles had to withdraw from the women's team gymnastic final on Tuesday as the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) took gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

IOC’s Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has arrived in Tokyo as Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga announced a state of emergency that could result in a ban on fans at the Tokyo Games as coronavirus infections spread across the capital.

Tokyo Olympics shaping up as TV-only event with few fans

The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics are shaping up as a TV-only event with few fans being allowed when they open in just over two weeks.

Top medical adviser says ‘no fans’ safest for Tokyo Olympics

The top medical adviser to the Japanese government says the safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans.

Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto says she would like to avoid a situation that would “make the (Japanese) consumers concerned.”

US track joins swimming, urges Tokyo delay

Add USA Track and Field to the list of big-time sports federations pushing for a postponement of the Olympics.

Virus’ effect on world economy grows more alarming

Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak's threat to the world economy grew Saturday, even after President Donald Trump denounced criticism of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked up by his political enemies.  

Russia hit with 4-year Olympics ban for falsified doping data

Russia will miss next year's Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data.

Tokyo-bound flight returns to LA with unauthorized person

A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board.

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Kure Beach council passes ordinance opposing wind energy leases within 24 miles of shoreline

The first year of paid parking wrapped up in the Town of Kure Beach and the council is reporting how much was made and taking a stand against wind energy too close to its shoreline.

Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.