Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.
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  ‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen arrested, charged with bouncing checks

Hansen was charged this week with issuing a bad check. He was released after signing a promise to appear in court.


  Sheriff’s office warns Brunswick Co. residents of phone scammers pretending to be deputies

Pender County man wins $200,000 lottery scratch-off prize

Town of Oak Island seeking someone to run new pier complex

Deadline for program that helps homeowners with Florence-related repairs extended

  Golf club, police department working to help Oak Island Coast Guard community

Just a few good golf shots away from the Oak Island Golf Club is Coast Guard Station Oak Island, home to 41 active Coast Guard members.
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Hyundai and Kia recalling 168,000 cars over engine fire problem

The affiliated Korean automakers have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation.

Trooper shot in Wilson County released from the hospital

New Imagination Playground unveiled

Makers of Budweiser team up with medical marijuana company to test cannabis-infused drinks

Plans submitted for Starbucks near New Hanover Regional Medical Center

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor-trailer hits power lines, causes outages and delays along U.S. 17 in Hampstead area

First Alert Forecast: sun to fuel short term warming, sharp cold snap looms in the long range

Arts Friendly Foundation gives over $4,000 to local nonprofits

Crowd learns about home buyout program for houses ruined by hurricane floodwaters

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  Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.


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  Pender County church helps hurricane victims with free clothing drive this weekend

Community members in Whiteville want solution to flooding problems

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants Cricut machine to inspire future designers

Parking fee increases, employee raises approved at Wrightsville Beach work session

  Authorities seek to pinpoint movements of suspect charged in 13-year-old NC girl’s kidnapping, murder

Lumberton police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in pinpointing the movements of the man charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.
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  ‘A blizzard of prescriptions’: Lawsuit alleges OxyContin maker knowingly created ‘manmade disaster’ of opioid abuse

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma told people at the OxyContin launch party that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents.

  Record rainfall impacting area vineyards

Health expert warns of mold-related illnesses after Hurricane Florence

Wilmington bakery adds Shutdown Shelf for those affected by government shutdown

Local Motive Mobile Farmers Market helping low income, SNAP families access fresh produce