Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.
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  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

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  ‘Our behavior can change now’: NHRMC chief physician applauds Gov. Cooper’s ‘stay at home’ order

  Pender County Schools expands meal distribution

Gov. Cooper issues “stay at home order” for all in NC

  Wilmington book store delivering for free to stay in business

  Wilmington City Council to consider restrictions on Monday in addition to existing shelter-in-place order

Wilmington elected officials planned to take a decisive step Monday in their response to the novel coronavirus, if Governor Roy Cooper hadn’t beat them to the punch.
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  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Vivian Howard launching new PBS series, while guiding restaurants through economic downturn

  Death investigation underway after body found at Pender County park

  More than 760 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina

  COVID-19 in the Cape Fear: ‘Stay at home’ order issued for NC, positive cases increase

Investigators believe alligator found dead in Sunset Beach lake was fatally shot

WECT’S Feel Good Playlist: Music to lift your spirits and make you smile

Dosher Memorial asking for donations of personal protective equipment

Wife of City of Raleigh worker who died of COVID-19 wants people to take virus seriously

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  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

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Former N.C. sports reporter deals with the coronavirus in New York City

On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021.

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NC families can now text to find free meals for children during COVID-19 pandemic

  First Alert Forecast: some spots will flirt with 90 degrees

Wilmington teen last seen in Hampstead found dead, deputies say

NC health and business leaders at odds over statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order

  Despite COVID-19′s economic hit, some local businesses are thriving

A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment just last week. While many in Southeastern North Carolina have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the Coronavirus, there are some job sectors that are thriving.
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This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

Powerball to lower jackpot during Covid-19 pandemic

Elizabethtown police search for woman missing for three weeks

State Rep. Smith to make 50% more than predecessor in interim EM role

Williston teacher returns in new role after completed investigation