Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

Peter Tork is the second members of the Monkees to die. Davy Jones died in 2012.
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  Snow, ice expected to affect 90 million in US

Americans from the Plains to the Northeast are under a winter weather watch, warning or advisory.

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NC9 hearing day 4: Harris committee may have withheld documents, candidate takes the stand

Leader of Bloods gang subset in Wilmington sentenced to 20 years in prison

Tabor City man who led law enforcement on chase in 2017 sentenced to prison

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

First Alert Forecast: COLD WARM COLD WARM COLD

The temperature rollercoaster continues, friends! A fidgety front is the culprit. Thursday: boundary lifts north as a warm front, temperatures make gains. Friday: boundary charges back south as a cold front, readings drop off.
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  Police: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett faked attack to ‘promote his career’

Following three weeks of mounting suspicions, Jussie Smollett was charged with making a false police report, a charge that could bring up to three years in prison and force him to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a Jan. 29 beating.

  Three teens arrested, charged with stealing firearms

Uber driver says passenger attacked him, tried to steal his car

Preventing diabetes and childhood obesity with education and free screenings

N. Carolina transgender inmate denied move to women’s prison

  Day 3 of NC9 hearing: Son of Mark Harris says he found McCrae Dowless suspicious; Red Dome leader continues testimony

Local leaders lobby for more hurricane recovery support

Chemours agrees to analyze Cape Fear River sediment in updated legal agreement with DEQ, Cape Fear River Watch

Getting young students EGG-cited about STEM

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  Family video shows 12-year-old girl in final moments before fatal 2018 home explosion

The girl's family wants a Dallas-based natural gas company to improve safety after it was confirmed that a cracked gas pipe behind their home caused the deadly explosion.

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With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke

  New Hanover’s Jaheim Marshall named WECT Athlete of the Week

New Hanover’s Jaheim Marshall is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

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  Harris Teeter requests extension for permit on Carolina Beach property

Leland residents voicing concern over proposed town home development

Seaside Bagels giving autistic students job experience through Spectrumship Program

Sentenced to prison: Man lies on ATF applications, found with stockpile of weapons

BCSO announces multiple drug arrests

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office announced several recent arrests by its Vice Narcotics Unit stemming from drug-related charges.
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Grand Canyon museum visitors exposed for years to radiation, safety manager says

Authorities said the uranium ore was stored next to a taxidermy exhibit. A nuclear expert said the uranium exposure was unlikely to be hazardous to visitors.

BCSO announces multiple drug arrests

Man charged with robbing Shallotte gas station at gunpoint

Two men charged in New Hanover Co. gas station armed robbery

$12 million worth of meth seized in a shipment of frozen strawberries in TX