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  Prosecutor says deputies justified in shooting of Black man

District Attorney Andrew Womble said at a news conference that Brown used his car as a “deadly weapon,” causing Pasquotank County deputies to believe it was necessary to use deadly force.

Pasquotank D.A. to discuss results of SBI investigation into Andrew Brown shooting death

N.C. reports 688 new COVID-19 cases, 815 hospitalizations

Bitty & Beau’s tenth franchise location will be in Florida

  N.C. Zoo announces birth of dozen red wolf pups

Donald Trump visiting Greenville next month

  Hoggard makes a good start in the 4A Softball Championship Series Friday

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  Cooper: We are lifting capacity limits, most mask requirements

Shaneequa Vereen: From SENC to NASA, now documenting our journeys into space (“1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Gov. Cooper: N.C. mask mandate still in effect as officials review new CDC guidelines

NC failed to ensure $3.1B in federal COVID-19 relief funds were properly spent, audit says

NC’s minimum marriage age rises to 16 in bill OK’d by Senate

UPDATE: N.C. Senate passes a bill that would change police body camera law

N.C.’s price gouging law now in effect as Wilmington-area officials caution against “panic buying” gas

North Carolina’s price gouging law is now in effect after Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Monday in response to the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline due to a ransomware attack.

  N.C., S.C. attorneys general join group against Instagram for kids

According to a press release, the coalition is citing concerns about the safety and well-being of children under the age of 13 and the “harm social media poses to young people.”

NC House approves bill to prohibit shackling of pregnant inmates

The proposal also requires women to be provided sufficient food and dietary supplements during their pregnancy.

SCDNR: Second body pulled out of Intracoastal Waterway; presumed to be missing boater

A second body was pulled out of the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, according to David Lucas with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

N.C. governor issues state of emergency after Colonial Pipeline cyber attack

  Titus Lee takes stand in his own defense in kidnapping, rape trial

NFL player’s brother found dead at electric substation in Wake County

Sheriff to let Andrew Brown, Jr. family view video of fatal shooting on May 11, judge limits how much can be shown

TRAFFIC ALERT: Overnight closures planned for section of N.C. 140 in New Hanover County

CAUGHT ON CAM: Armed Fort Jackson trainee hijacked SC school bus full of children, police say

N.C. leaders push for Hates Crimes Prevention Act

State politicians are trying to gain traction on a new version of a bill that’s been discussed for years -- a Hate Crimes Prevention Act.The bill, if passed, would require police departments to report on hate crimes and file it a national database. They say its more important now than ever as hate

Amazon to launch delivery center in Fayetteville, creating hundreds of jobs

An Amazon delivery station is coming to Fayetteville and with it comes hundreds of jobs, according to the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation.

Area women’s soccer and softball teams still alive for high school state championships

More than a half dozen women’s high school teams from southeastern North Carolina are still alive for state soccer and softball championships and will play quarterfinal matchups Friday night.

Gov. Cooper declares May 6 National Day of Prayer

Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed May 6, 2021 as National Day of Prayer in North Carolina.

House approves bill doing away with purchase permits to buy handgun

County sheriffs in NC no longer have to sign off on handgun purchases, thanks to a national background check database.

Governor Cooper to visit New Hanover County vaccine site Thursday

The state is continuing to encourage North Carolinians to get their shot and is taking action to reach people who have not yet been vaccinated.

UNCW Men’s Golf team earns NCAA bid, seeded #9 in upcoming regional

The UNCW Men’s Golf team will continue their pandemic-impacted season by taking part in the NCAA Championships. The Seahawks earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regional May 17-19 at The Sagamore Club Noblesville, Indiana

Man arrested for shooting, killing homeless person’s emotional support dog in Morganton

Officials say the man is suspected of “walking up to a homeless person and shooting his dog named ‘DJ.’

Rep. Butler and other Democrats propose bill to reestablish NC Film Credit

Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover) has filed a bill to reestablish the film credit repealed by the General Assembly on January 1, 2015.

  North Carolina lawmakers to debate new abortion restrictions

A House panel will discuss barring the performance of an abortion if the doctor knows the pregnant woman wanted the procedure due to the fetus’ race or the detection of Down syndrome.

NCDMV suspends replacement of older license plates due to aluminum shortage

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles said it will indefinitely suspend its program to replace license plates that are older than six years due to a worldwide short of aluminum.

Gov. Cooper’s family adopts new dog

Roy Cooper announced Friday his family adopted “Violet,” a special-needs dog from the Wake County SPCA. Violet and the Cooper family.

More than 14,000 from NC affected after error zaps thousands of dollars from bank accounts

In the last few days, a lot of people were stunned when the mortgage servicing firm Mr. Cooper pulled multiple unauthorized payments from their accounts using electronic withdrawals

Procession brings bodies of deputies killed in Watauga County mass shooting to funeral home in Boone

Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Ward, 36, and K-9 deputy Logan Fox, 25, were killed in the standoff.

Local communities among the 83 recognized in North Carolina for tree preservation

The recipients of the 2020 designation include Bald head Island, Oak Island, and Southport in Brunswick County, and the City of Wilmington in New Hanover County

UNCW Men’s Tennis team shuts out Hofstra 4-0, moves into CAA semifinals

The top-seeded UNCW Seahawks wasted little time in advancing into the semifinals of the CAA Men’s Tennis Championships Friday afternoon, shutting out 8th-seed Hofstra 4-0.

  Happening Today: Gov. Cooper lifting outdoor mask mandate, increasing gathering limits

Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday that outlined revised safety measures that will be in place in North Carolina beginning in May.

16-year-old charged with murder in shooting death of 69-year-old relative, Fayetteville police say

Police are investigating after they say a teen boy shot and killed a relative at a Fayetteville home on Thursday, a news release said.

Group collecting menstrual hygiene products to address period poverty

Currently, North Carolina is one of 32 states that taxes tampons and pads as luxury, non-essential items, an example of gender-based discrimination.

‘They didn’t deserve this’; Couple killed in Watauga Co. mass shooting remembered as pillars in community

George and Michelle Ligon, the husband and wife who were killed in a mass shooting in Watauga County, are being remembered as prominent members of the Boone community.

Officials: Man killed his mother, stepfather and 2 deputies in Watauga County, N.C. mass shooting

The victims were identified as Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox, Michelle Annette Ligon and George Wyatt Ligon.

NCDHHS to extend food assistance benefits to college students

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced it is expanding eligibility for food assistance benefits to help college students who are struggling to purchase food and stay in school during the pandemic.

Governor extends order to permit delivery and to-go mixed beverages

The extension of the authorization is to help businesses recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic until more restrictions are lifted

HOUSE SPEAKER: Transgender sports bill has been set aside

Speaker Tim Moore tells The Associated Press there’s not a need to take up the “Save Women’s Sports Act” and questioned whether there would be enough votes for it to become law

Sheriff releases names of deputies involved in Andrew Brown Jr. shooting

The Pasquotank County sheriff has released the names of those deputies involved in last Wednesday’s deadly shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Moores Creek National Battlefield receives donation of new cannon, “Mother Covington’s Daughter”

Park staff will bring the new swivel cannon to special events throughout the region, including the Blueberry Festival and Azalea Festival.

  Judge denies media request to publicly release body cam video in Andrew Brown, Jr. shooting

The court denied the media request to release the body cam video, finding that the media does not qualify to seek release under the law.

Troopers: 10-year-old boy dies in Robeson County crash, woman charged

A woman is facing charges after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning in Robeson County.

UNCW lands top-seed for upcoming CAA Men’s Tennis Championships

The UNCW Men’s Tennis team will be the top-seeds when the CAA Championships begin later this week in Williamsburg, VA, on the campus of William & Mary.

  Ex-Justice Cheri Beasley joins North Carolina Senate race

Former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley joins North Carolina Senate race

Former UNC coach Hatchell appeals plea in fatal accident, gets more lenient sentence

Hatchell said after the court hearing that she's trying to honor Betty Colby's life through her continued work.

‘To know Ky was to love Ky’: Community celebrates 7-year-old boy fatally shot in mom’s car in Hickory

The Hickory community will gather on Monday to pay tribute to Zakylen “Ky” Greyland Harris.

  Attorney: Black man killed by police shot in back of head

Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by deputies serving a search warrant.

Father kills 2-year-old son, shoots son’s mother and himself in Caldwell Co.

The incident happened Friday night at a home on Pope Lane, which is off of Midas Bolick Road near the Cajuh’s Mountain Community.

Man wanted for murder in shootout that killed Union Co. charter school coach

Gar-Yon-Ded-Weh Stepney is wanted on a first-degree murder charge for his alleged involvement in the double homicide that occurred on April 8 in Green Level, N.C.

N.C. gains congressional seat, is in top 10 of largest populated states

North Carolina gained a congressional seat and is among the top 10 of largest populated states in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Population growth gives North Carolina a 14th US House seat

North Carolina has gained another seat in Congress. The U.S. Census Bureau said North Carolina’s resident population was 10.44 million in April 2020, up 9.5% from a decade earlier.

  ‘My dad got executed’: Andrew Brown’s son describes bodycam video of fatal shooting

The family of Andrew Brown Jr. said they still haven’t seen the bodycam video of the fatal deputy-involved shooting from last week.

  Apple announces 1st East Coast campus in North Carolina

Apple will invest $1 billion in North Carolina, and the campus, in the Raleigh-Durham area’s Research Triangle Park, is expected to bring at least 3,000 new jobs to the state in machine learning, artificial intelligence, software engineering and other fields.

Multiple animals killed in Fayetteville pet shop fire, officials say

An unknown number of animals died in a fire at a Fayetteville pet shop on Sunday evening, according to fire officials there.

Man killed in fight at Beaufort County bar

A man is facing a murder charge after one person died at a bar outside of Chocowinity early Saturday morning.

N.C. woman accused of fatally stabbing her 5-year-old daughter

A Hendersonville woman is charged with second degree murder after deputies say she fatally stabbed her 5-year-old daughter.

Vaccine hesitancy? Charlotte brewery offers free beer for a shot

In Charlotte, breweries are joining the effort to get more people vaccinated.

NCDHHS recommending Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution resumes

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is recommending that providers in the state resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine now that the CDC and FDA have reaffirmed its safety.

Elizabeth City asking release of video; police radio traffic says Brown shot in the back

An Elizabeth City councilman says the city plans to ask a Superior Court judge to release deputy body camera footage that shows the shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Arrest made in death of 7-year-old boy shot while riding in car with his mother

Seven-year-old Zakylen Greylen Harris was riding in the car with his mother and two other children when he was shot and killed.

  Bill seeking permanent daylight saving in NC clears House

An effort to stop the biannual clock adjustments in North Carolina required to comply with daylight saving time rules has passed the state House.

In-home caregivers in extreme need, according to hiring agency

In-home caregivers have always been needed but experts in the industry say the demand for qualified caregivers is even more now.After the pandemic, many families are choosing to keep their loved ones at home. But due to lack of workers, many families are running into problems hiring a caregiver.“I

7-year-old boy fatally shot while riding in car with his mother in Hickory, N.C.

The shooting happened around 11:12 p.m. on Tate Boulevard SE.

UPDATE: 7-week-old girl abducted from Caswell County found safe, suspects in custody

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday evening for a 7-week-old baby abducted from Caswell County.

Wilmington schools honored as “Green Ribbon Schools” by U.S. Dept. of Education

Three schools in Wilmington were honored by the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday.

N.C. lawmakers propose bill to legalize marijuana

Rep. John Autry, along with House Members Allison Dahle, Pricey Harrison and Zack Hawkins introduced HB 617, a bill to legalize and regulate the sale, possession and use of Cannabis in North Carolina.

Warrants: 7-year-old fatally shot by uncle during taping of music video in Gastonia

One day after the shooting police said they arrested 30-year-old Jeremy Quintrel Lewis of Charlotte.

NEW INFO: Man killed by Pasquotank Co. deputy identified

The shooting happened as deputies were conducting a search warrant at 421 Perry Street around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning

UNCW Men’s Golf team pulls out of CAA Tournament because of COVID-19 protocols

The UNCW Men's Golf Team has withdrawn from the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association Championship because of COVID-19 protocols inside the program.

Man dies week after being shot by his grandfather during home invasion in N.C.

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

17-year-old dies in Mount Holly house fire

The fire broke out at a home on Wood Street around 2 a.m.

8-month-old girl shot while inside Shelby home

The baby, investigators say, was struck by a bullet that traveled through an outside wall and into the home.