NC teachers association gauges educators’ interest in walkout

The North Carolina Association of Educators said Thursday it will send a survey out to members statewide to see if there’s support for walking out of class for multiple days to push for more school funding and Medicaid expansion.

  LIVE: Democrats focus Day 2 of trial on Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse

Democrats alleging a “corrupt scheme” by Trump involving Ukraine are trying to win over not just fidgety senators but an American public deeply divided by the Republican president’s actions.
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3 US firefighters die in plane crash while battling Australian wildfires

The New South Wales premier tweeted condolences to the victims' families and to “the tight knit firefighting community.”

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18 arrested, 12 sought in operation that targeted drug dealers in Oak Island area

Crews working to repair water leak in Whiteville

Woman accused in 2016 double homicide on the run in North Carolina

  'Justice never sleeps’: Man charged in 2016 murder of Wilmington teen

Wilmington names new emergency management coordinator

According to a news release, Natosha Vincent, a firefighter and the public information officer for the Wilmington Fire Department, has been named to fill the newly-created position, effective Feb. 3.
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  Doomsday Clock: It’s closer to midnight than it’s ever been

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists updated the Doomsday Clock Thursday, moving it to 100 seconds before midnight. It had held at 11:58 since 2018.

  Fire crews respond after pump motor overheats at Brunswick County business

First Alert Forecast: moderating temperatures, eventual rain chances

Documentary on LGBTQ woman disemboweled 30 years ago to premiere in February

  Visitor center dedicated to well loved Wilmington tour guide

  Interim police chief speaks on new role, issues in Wilmington

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey gifts Super Bowl tickets to NC military couple

  Uncertain future of Lock & Dam No. 1 has water authorities on edge

  Caught red handed: Wilmington red-light cameras approved through fall 2020

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  1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Police say based on video from the scene, multiple shooters were involved and that shots rang out after a dispute.

SPORTS

Radford shot lifts Hokies in 2nd OT, 79-77, over UNC

  Laney’s Jahi Flowers named WECT Athlete of the week

  Hardwood head-to-head

  Wilmington Doctor to work at UFC Fight Night 166

  Trot Nixon selected to N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Former New Hanover High School star Trot Nixon will be a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2020 class.

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Member of card-skimming group busted in Wilmington gets federal prison sentence

  Trot Nixon selected to N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Lawsuit against New Hanover County Schools could get ‘exceptional case’ designation

  Missing Sunset Beach woman found safe in Myrtle Beach, deputies say

Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who went missing early Tuesday morning.
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  Texas high school student told to cut dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Per school dress code, the teenager always kept his hair off his shoulders, above his earlobes and out of his eyes, but now, he isn’t allowed back until his dreadlocks are cut.

  WPD investigating stabbing after victim arrives at ER

  Shallotte Rotary Club to host Las Vegas Night fundraiser

  Study: Brunswick County tops national list for PFAS contamination

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Hwy. 53 for more than an hour