On Monday, leaders with GE Hitachi in Wilmington showed off their newly-built reactor replica to U.S. Congressman David Rouzer, a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and the media. 04:29 PM
Beginning on April 13, both lanes of 3rd Street in downtown Wilmington will be closed for almost a year, as a bridge construction project begins.
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Pepsi, now a worldwide brand, got its start in New Bern. Now, it just bumped up to the second most popular soft drink in the U.S., beating Diet Coke, according to the Beverage Digest's Annual Industry report. It now trails only Coca-Cola.
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NC NAACP Rally to Support Confirmation of Lynch for US Attorney General
The state NAACP staged rallies in Wilmington, Raleigh and Charlotte in support of confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next US attorney general. 08:29 PM
Wilmington Police Investigating Weekend Robberies
Wilmington police say two attempted robberies and a robbery that happened on Sunday night may be connected. 02:37 PM
Apple CEO, Gov. McCrory Call Out NC Religious Freedom Proposal
A proposed law in the North Carolina legislature is picking up national attention after being called out by Apple CEO Tim Cook for potentially fueling discrimination against LGBT community members. 04:53 PM
More Than 100 Roosters Saved From Cockfighting in Need of Homes
Animal rescuers are asking for the public's help finding homes for more than 100 roosters. In all, 117 roosters, along with 11 dogs and a duck, were saved during a cockfighting ring bust in Marlboro County, S.C., on Saturday night. 07:40 AM
Duke Energy Executive Compensation Cut Over Coal Ash Spill
An annual statement released ahead of the company's May shareholder meeting says CEO Lynn Good's $8.3 million compensation in 2014 was cut by close to $600,000. The top financial officer and three other executives saw similar reductions in compensation tied to annual performance. 08:18 AM
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A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four, a record-matching 12th for coach Mike Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. 06:54 AM
Could Colder Temperatures Affect NC Azalea Festival?
"Southern Charm in Full Bloom” is the slogan for the North Carolina Azalea Festival, but will the recent snap of cold weather delay the azaleas from being in full bloom by the start of the festival? The chilly weather has not stopped gardener Steve Skavroneck from spending extra time tending to his flowers. 03/29/2015 05:35 PM
Tax Filing Season Enters Final Stretch
As April 15 draws near, many Americans who are yet to file their taxes will be part of the last-minute rush to get it done. Based on estimates from the National Retail Federation (NRF), a little more than 15 percent of Americans will wait until April to file. However, experts advise taxpayers among that crowd to take careful steps to maximize their refunds. 03/29/2015 03:57 PM
"Smoke Alarm Rally" Aims to Prevent House Fire Fatalities
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Surf City Pier Opens for 2015 Fishing Season
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