Pender Co. debris fire likely to burn for months

The U.S. Forest Service and Pender County Emergency Management officials say the large landfill debris fire in Hampstead is likely to burn for months, potentially up to a year or longer.

  General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

The hourslong delay cost the National Guard precious minutes in the early hours of the rioting.
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Friends who met at work, bonded over adoption find out they’re biological sisters

The newfound siblings intend to continue navigating the process of meeting their biological father and siblings in the Dominican Republic together.


  Local providers make the final call whether or not to vaccinate all in Group 3

Deputies: Mother left children home alone with loaded shotgun, drugs nearby

  State updates guidance, instructs schools to return students to the classroom

Columbus Co. man charged with breaking into 50 vehicles, taking guns, cash, cigarettes, deputies say

  NC Coastal Federation proposes new drainage project ideas to prevent flooding

The NC Coastal Federation typically looks at ways to protect the Carolina coast, but it is now teaming up with The Pew Charitable Trusts on a variety of projects that can keep the floodwaters and pollutants at a minimum.
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Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said at a Wednesday press conference. “It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”

  Columbus Co. schools continue with Plan A as NHC schools prepare for the transition beginning Monday

  Gov. Cooper gets vaccinated on anniversary of first COVID-19 case in NC

Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to 78 months in federal prison

  Silver Alert issued for missing teen

New Hanover man jailed on $7M bond; accused of sexually assaulting, impregnating girl

  Bicyclist dies after collision with vehicle on S. College Road

  Kure Beach warns residents from using MOTSU land for recreational purposes

  Lock up Litter program aims to keep roadways clean in Brunswick County

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  Democrats tighten stimulus check eligibility, firm up support for virus bill

A source said President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have agreed to tighten the income limits for people who will be eligible to receive $1,400 stimulus checks.


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Gov. Cooper’s new order allows more fans at all N.C. sporting events

Governor Roy Cooper has signed an executive order that allows more fans at sporting events in North Carolina.


Local restaurant owner says all employees must get COVID-19 vaccine to work there

UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old girl has been found

  New Hanover Co. Board of Education discusses request to end suspensions among elementary schools

  Experts help Brunswick County residents with tornado recovery process

  Wilmington City Council approves several important resolutions at meeting Tuesday

Approval of resolutions means improvements to the Buck Hardy Field at Legion Stadium, repairs to the Wilmington Convention Center, progress with the Greenville Loop Road Trail and in-person programming for at-risk youth to curb youth violence.
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Solid sign-ups for Biden’s new ‘Obamacare’ coverage offer

The solid start to the three-month special enrollment period indicates a pent-up demand for health insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.

  Traffic gridlock caused by truck crash puts Hampstead Bypass back in spotlight

  Loved ones remember Sunset Beach man killed by suspected drunk driver

  WPD receives huge response to cruise lights survey

  DNA test reveals connection between Brunswick County woman and killer wanted by FBI