First Alert Forecast: temperatures and rain chances rise next week

Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s during the week ahead as high pressure shifts offshore. This will also open up the chance for showers and possibly isolated storms to return.

  US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as coronavirus pandemic bears down

Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hot spot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy's.
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Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

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  Recovering from COVID-19: New Yorker shares tale from hard hit city

Body of boat crash victim found Saturday

  Truck drivers losing out on shipments due to slow production from overseas

First COVID-19 related death reported in southeastern NC

  Girl Scout hopes to bring the country together by singing “Lean on Me”

A 5th grade Girl Scout is trying to bring together the country by having everybody sing "Lean on Me" by the late Bill Withers.
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  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

  For the first time in their lives, some find themselves turning to a food bank

  High school seniors devastated over cancelled prom, uncertain graduation plans

Pender County health officials identify first COVID-19 case

  ‘Cancer doesn’t take a back seat to COVID’: Ovarian cancer patient urges community to follow social distancing guidelines

  ’You just see the distress in their face and it’s heartbreaking’: Hospital worker talks gratitude, conditions inside local hospital

Pender County man pleads guilty to statutory rape

Church organization issues correction in pastor’s death

  Carolina Beach police investigate possible violations of short-term rental ban

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Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

SPORTS

  UNCW athletic department working to help athletes during coronavirus crisis

UNCW men’s basketball lands four-star transfer

The UNCW men’s basketball team has landed St. John’s sophomore transfer Ian Steere.

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  Officials warn of fire dangers during dry period in COVID-19 pandemic

  New Hanover County plans to close all boat ramps Friday night

CFPUA: Chemours’ corrective action plan ‘falls far short’

N.C. woman charged with attempted murder for setting another woman on fire during dispute, police say

A woman was arrested for setting another woman on fire during a dispute at a Goldsboro residence, according to a news release.
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Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Over 2,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina; 19 deaths reported

  DES announces staff, equipment additions to help with surge in unemployment claims

Four more flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina

  Leland police investigating fraudulent check case