More than $500K raised for 5-year-old boy fatally shot at point-blank range in N.C.

More than $500,000 has been raised for a 5-year-old boy who was fatally shot at point-blank range in North Carolina.

Portland police declare unlawful assembly amid protests

Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers.
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  Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets

Policy changes to slow delivery at the U.S. Postal Service are taking a toll on military veterans, who are reporting much longer wait times to receive mail-order prescription drugs, according to Democratic senators.

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Vehicle engine on fire after single car crash on Masonboro Sound

  Pender County Schools holds emergency meeting and postpones Plan B opening

  Pandemic prompts urgent need for Red Cross disaster relief volunteers

  Southport businesses rebuilding after Hurricane Isaias

CFPUA issues a boil water advisory for Cypress Pointe apartments

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority issued a boil water advisory Friday afternoon, August 14 for the residents of Cypress Pointe apartments while an emergency repair is underway.
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Tropical Storm Josephine closer to land, Kyle moving away

Josephine continued to just barely hold on to its tropical storm status Friday as Tropical Storm Kyle formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, packing winds near gale force but with no major population centers in its projected path.

UNC Chapel Hill reports 2 COVID-19 clusters in student housing

Wilmington City Council to consider Black Lives Matter art installation Tuesday

  Parade held to honor World War II veteran’s birthday

  N.C. hospitalizations, new COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

Study examining rail realignment in Wilmington now underway

  Man dies in shooting on 30th Street

Area teachers anxious, excited as first day of school nears

Nothing found after bomb threat called into Wilmington International Airport

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Postal Service warns states across US about mail voting

The U.S. Postal Service has warned 46 states and the District of Columbia it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday.

SPORTS

  COVID-19 changes slow college football recruiting

  Gym floor at New Hanover High’s Brogden Hall to be replaced

The New Hanover County Board of Education voted to replace the gym floor in Brogden Hall at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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Friends and family gather for funeral for 5-year-old N.C. boy shot and killed

  Motorcyclist offers reward for info after hit-and-run

  Knife-wielding suspect flees Walgreens after clerk refuses to give him money, deputies say

  ’We’re thinking outside of the box’: Teachers, students ready for remote learning

Man gets 10 years in federal prison for cooking meth in Wilmington, Raleigh

A Wilmington man will spend ten years in federal prison after he admitted to running a mobile methamphetamine lab in Raleigh and the Port City.
  • Coronavirus

Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

On average, the United States is still seeing about 1,000 deaths a day from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country has had more than 5 million confirmed cases and more than 167,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic.

YWCA is participating in New Hanover County Child Care Assistance Program

$100,000 settlement reached in Pender County Florence-related price-gouging investigation

  Famous “Piano Man” writes song for victims of Hurricane Isaias

N.C. leaders announce grant program to assist businesses, nonprofits impacted by COVID-19