Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.
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  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

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Prisons announce mass COVID-19 testing at Caswell Correctional after news investigation

Swimmer who was reported missing later found safe on land

NC responds to RNC letter detailing safety conditions for 2020 convention

Bald Head Island has first Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on record

CFCC plans to resume in-person classes for the fall semester

Cape Fear Community College announced on Friday that the school plans to resume in-person classes for the 2020 fall semester, which begins on Aug. 21.
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Minneapolis officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck arrested, charged with murder

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

Southport looks to replace weather tower

As more COVID-19 testing leads to prison workers being out, DPS asks other law enforcement if they’d work at prisons

  New Hanover health officials identify COVID-19 outbreak at congregate care facility

  Coronavirus-related deaths in NC increase by 32; cases near 26,500

Bladen County woman’s $100K Cash 5 jackpot is ‘major game changer’

  First Alert Forecast: tropical end to May, but cooler as June begins

  4-year-old battling rare cancer is treated to drive-by parade

  Wilmington bars ready to reopen

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CNN journalists released after on-air arrests in Minneapolis

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew have been freed after their arrests on air from Minneapolis Friday morning.

SPORTS

NCHSAA extends dead period until June 15

South Brunswick names Justin Garza as Athletic Director

Justin Garza has been named Athletic Director at South Brunswick High School

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  Wilmington bars ready to reopen

Republican National Committee sends new letter to Gov. Cooper seeking approval for the convention in Charlotte

  Summer day camps prepare to reopen

Brunswick County Sheriff expresses disgust over the actions that led to George Floyd’s death

  NC limits information on meatpacking plants’ COVID-19 outbreaks as case numbers grow

“The virus gets into a meat plant and that can turn disastrous,” one expert says.
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  Protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

Media coalition sues Cooper, cabinet agencies for COVID-19 records

EPA regional staff was ‘unaware’ of GenX consent order, probe finds

TRAFFIC ALERT: Closures planned at 2 Wilmington railroad crossings

House passes bill to allow N.C. bars to reopen despite executive order, bill now headed to Gov. Cooper.