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Florida governor signs sweeping bill revising election rules

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday morning signed a sweeping bill that makes several revisions to the state's election procedures, including new requirements for drop boxes and mail-in voting just months after the state saw a historic rise in voters casting their ballots by mail.

Debate begins on North Carolina absentee voting deadline changes

North Carolina legislators have started debating a measure that would move up mail-in absentee balloting deadlines.

NC court to decide if voter defamation lawsuit can proceed

A North Carolina appeals court will soon decide whether a libel complaint can proceed to trial over false accusations representatives of former Gov. Pat McCrory made in 2016 alleging several residents had unlawfully voted.

Absentee ballot turn-in deadline moved up in NC Senate bill

Some Republicans have filed a bill proposing absentee ballots in North Carolina must be received by county election officials by Election Day or the primary election date to be counted.

US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court judge wrongly blocked the implementation of North Carolina’s latest photo voter identification law with her legal injunction last year.

How to know your vote counted in North Carolina

North Carolina elections officials are reminding Election Day voters that it may take a few weeks before their “voter history” is updated to reflect their recent vote in their voter record available through the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search tool.

What to expect at the polls in the Cape Fear on Tuesday

Tuesday is the final day to cast your vote in the 2020 election. If you haven't already voted, there's some things you need to know before you head to the polls.

North Carolina has record-setting number of early voters

As of Monday morning, more than 4.5 million ballots have been cast early. That's about 200,000 less than the entire voting turnout in the 2016 Presidential Election. 

Wave Transit wants to give you a free ride to the polls on Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday. Do you need a ride to a polling place? Wave Transit is offering you a lift to make sure your vote is counted.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory for eligible New Hanover County employees.

Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.