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Top state health expert says NC still seeing high COVID-19 transmission

More than 24,000 children in North Carolina have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said during a news conference on Wednesday.

Mobile home insurance rates for North Carolinians will increase in 2022

The N.C. Department of Insurance has settled its legal dispute with the N.C. Rate Bureau over mobile homeowners’ insurance rates, saving policyholders millions of dollars in premiums compared to what had been proposed by the insurance industry.

Bladen County Schools votes to make masks optional for next month

The Board is required to vote on the mask policy every month.

Riegelwood man identified as victim in River Rd. homicide

Wilmington Police are investigating after receiving a call in reference to an overdose and discovering a man had been shot on Friday. 

8th annual Roger’s Wish project holds distribution day

The 8th annual Roger's Wish community drive concluded with a distribution day that took place Friday at the Bladen County Public Library.

Southeast NC Veterans Day Parade to feature bands and information fair at Riverfront Park

Hundreds of veterans and their families will be in downtown Wilmington Saturday morning for the 4th Annual Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade.

Columbus County man sentenced to life for murder of man found during Hurricane Florence

Three years after the body of a missing man was found floating in a ditch near the Bladen and Columbus County line, the man responsible for shooting and killing him will spend life in prison.

Bladen County deputy indicted on assault charge

A Bladen County sheriff's deputy has resigned after being indicted on an assault charge. Michael Hal Shaw, II of Elizabethton is charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury.

New Hanover Co. kids could get COVID-19 vaccine as early as Thursday

Children in New Hanover County could begin getting the COVID-19 vaccine as early as Thursday after the Centers for Disease Control gave the final go-ahead for providers to begin administering it on Tuesday.

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Subway employee accused of stealing money from register; faces 24 counts of larceny

A now former Subway employee is accused of stealing money from the cash register on numerous occasions.

Student forced to clean school bathroom with toothbrush, grandmother says

A 9-year-old girl was told to clean a South Carolina elementary school bathroom with a toothbrush after she put too much tissue in the toilet, according to her grandmother.

Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid

The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday when his lawyers asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor.

NC Marine heroes get mortgage of new house paid off in full

A Marine couple in Jacksonville, North Carolina, learned on national television that their new house had been fully paid off.