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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.

New Hanover County man accused of raping 5-year-old girl

A New Hanover County man has been arrested for raping a 5-year-old girl, according to the sheriff's office.

New Hanover County to host two virtual public forums on community violence, school safety

In an effort to expand the ongoing conversation about violence in our community and safety within New Hanover County schools, a pair of digital “Let’s Talk” public forums will be held this month.

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.

New Hanover County Board of Education delays mask mandate decision, educators speak about low pay

The New Hanover County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to delay making any changes to the in-school mask mandate until the Department of Health and Human Services discusses the county-wide mandate on Friday.

Vote canvass complete in New Hanover Co., one candidate eligible for recount

Municipal elections are coming to a close in New Hanover County with votes officially canvassed on Tuesday.

Tips on how to safely and efficiently heat your home

Temperatures are going down in the Cape Fear and that means thermostats are going up.

Welfare check leads to death investigation in Wilmington, police say

A woman is dead and another man is injured after a shooting in Wilmington Tuesday morning.

Two New Hanover County stores fined for excessive price-scanner errors, state says

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division says it has collected fines from two stores in New Hanover County because of excessive price-scanner errors.

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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.