Firefighters respond to large fire along River Rd.

Firefighters responded to a large fire at a home along River Road in New Hanover County Saturday night.

  Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

In the Nov. 3 election more than 54 million votes have already been cast, with an additional 100 million or so expected before a winner is declared.
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Trump posts ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.

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Tree planting event works to replace trees lost in storms, add to Wilmington’s Tree Initiative

  Wilmington’s annual Greek Festival is a drive-thru event this year

  COVID in the Classroom: Answering common questions and misconceptions about positive tests in schools

  Enrollment is complete for Moderna’s Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Free drive-thru flu shots available Saturday

Staff spent Friday afternoon setting up a vaccine drive-thru at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) to provide 500 free flu shots to the community Saturday.
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  US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day.

  Local lawsuits against opioid manufacturers continue as NC Attorney General expresses frustration at Purdue Pharma deal

  Wilmington’s only state-funded detox facility will remain open for now

  Annual coat drive kicks off in the Cape Fear region

  UNCW to host free drive-through COVID-19 testing site

  Wilmington police swear in their newest K9s

  New Hanover Schools updates its Grab & Go meal service locations

Four people missing after massive house fire in Outer Banks

  Cerro Gordo man killed in Boiling Spring Lakes wreck

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Website tracks every broken McDonald’s ice cream machine in America

The U.S. map has green dots for the stores where a soft serve is currently working and red dots where they're not.

SPORTS

  UNCW women’s basketball hosts virtual media day while questions surround status of coach Karen Barefoot

  UNCW men’s basketball open practice for 2020-2021 season

The first day of official practice for the UNCW men’s basketball team brought more than just the usual structure on Wednesday for the Seahawks. The long-awaited Colonial Athletic Association schedule was also released by league officials.

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  CFPUA: Boil advisory planned for some on North Front Street in Wilmington

  Man arrested in Kannapolis, N.C. with van full of guns and explosives, allegedly researched killing Joe Biden

  Surf City Police warning about phone scam

  Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

  Family alleges Pender Correctional inmate did not receive timely treatment for COVID-19

Family members of a prison inmate say their loved one didn’t get timely medical care after becoming ill with COVID-19.
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California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

California prosecutors said Friday they again will seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers throwing out his conviction for murdering his pregnant wife because of juror misconduct during a 2005 trial that riveted the nation.

  UPDATE: Five COVID-19 cases identified in cluster at school in NHC

  Court decisions move voters out of by-mail limbo, but the clock is ticking

Three local communities to receive DEQ grants for Hurricane Florence damage

Unexploded bomb found near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse