TODAY'S HEADLINES

Ex-school employee indicted on 22 new charges in student rape case
Ex-New Hanover County Schools employee Nicholas Oates was recently indicted on several charges involving inappropriate relations with a minor.
WPD asking for public’s help in recent series of increased Shotspotter alerts
Over the past four days officers have responded to 20 Shotspotter alerts from the Creekwood community, and Castle and Meares Streets in Wilmington.
Cape Fear Festival of Trees kicks off at Fort Fisher Aquarium this week
One of the Cape Fear’s longest running holiday traditions kicked off this week.

  Columbus Co. leaders request overpass be named in honor of state trooper

County leaders put plans in motion to honor a fallen hero Monday night.

  Keeping your loved ones safe from food poisoning this Thanksgiving

Food safety tips to keep in mind before, during, and after preparing the big meal.
  Tips for staying safe at home, on the road this Thanksgiving
Chadbourn church offers free Thanksgiving dinner
  Pender County residents push for changes in hurricane cleanup

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Rams roll into bye week buzzing from epic win over Chiefs

The Los Angeles Rams are getting a week to recover from their 54-51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, and they probably need it

Report: Lecturers told to not use all capital letters for fear it could scare students into failure

A British university has asked its lecturers to avoid using all caps in their assignments for students.

SPORTS

  Allegedly drunken and disorderly curling team gets booted from tournament in Canada

NC high school football second round playoff pairings

NCHSAA high school football second round pairings