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  Dan Bishop sworn into Congress in Washington, D.C.

Republican Dan Bishop was officially sworn in as the congressman for North Carolina’s ninth district Tuesday night in Washington D.C.

Wilmington police locate woman missing for 2 weeks

Six earthquakes in five days reported near this Western North Carolina town

Community fundraiser to be held for Trooper Wooten and family in Oct.

  Governor Cooper urges business leaders to join him in his battle with lawmakers

$350K boat stolen from Wilmington marina recovered in Florida

39,000 bags of heroin, $250K in cash seized in Wilmington drug bust

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'Good riddance,’ NC attorney general responds to Purdue Pharma negotiations

Hello Kitty Wine is not the cat’s meow in North Carolina

Fort Bragg soldier’s killing prompted Trump to end secret peace talks with Taliban

  AP: Dan Bishop wins special election for NC-9 house seat

  Carolina Waterfowl Rescue treats coastal birds, more than 100 squirrels post-hurricane

Three-time world champion Nyquist going from rider to head coach in 2020 Olympics

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

North Carolina wife accused of tying up, castrating husband

Authorities in North Carolina have locked up a woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis

  Exclusive: President Donald Trump speaks to WBTV about Dorian, elections and the RNC

President Trump carved out a few minutes to talk exclusively with WBTV’s Christine Sperow to discuss Hurricane Dorian, NC-9′s special election, the 2020 presidential election and the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Trump: NC will rebound from Dorian quickly,’ ‘beautifully’

Trump began the rally talking about Hurricane Dorian and those groups who responded to help those affected.

Vice President Mike Pence visits Wingate University, pulls for Dan Bishop in last minute push for congressional seat

Vice President Mike Pence’s day in NC before District 9′s special election

‘Halloween Kills’ to film first scenes in Wilmington this week

School on Ocracoke Island flooded, damaged following Dorian

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

North Carolina man accused of stabbing wife, 3 children

  Glancing blow by Dorian leaves spotty damage behind on Oak Island

The storm did leave water in the streets and tore off the roof of the local car wash and knocked down a few trees. Some homes lost shingles and siding, but that was the extent of damage.

With Dorian winds still raging, ‘impaired’ man drives truck into ocean, NC police say

The truck belonged to Common Sense Construction.

Fort Bragg soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan

A 34-year-old member of the 82nd Airborne was killed Thursday when an improvised explosive device detonated near him in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.

UNCW classes to resume Monday

Officials with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are taking the next steps to get the campus up and running following Hurricane Dorian.

  Early voting extended for several District 9 counties following Dorian impacts

Four counties that closed early voting because of Hurricane Dorian will get a make-up day to vote early, the North Carolina State Board of Elections announced Friday.

  Coastal residents prepare to weather the hurricane Thursday night as Dorian moves past Carolinas

While thousands of people have evacuated from the North Carolina coast, many have chosen to stay home and ride out the storm in their own houses.

  Charlotte woman offers space for families affected by Dorian

From utter destruction in the Bahamas, to flooding in Charleston, to a tornado on Emerald Isle, this Charlotte woman is watching and wants to do what she can.

  Family, owners of grocery store on Hatteras, stays to help locals once Dorian passes

The family runs the only grocery store in Hatteras and feel responsible to stay open to help locals once the storm passes.

Trump: FEMA ready to assist NC in wake of Dorian

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to show his support for North Carolina as Hurricane Dorian crawls up the coast.

  Bishop, McCready call for NCSBE to extend early voting due to Hurricane Dorian

The board acknowledged that many counties with elections on Tuesday, Sept. 10, have announced that their early voting sites will be closed for parts of this week because of anticipated effects from Hurricane Dorian.

  ’Last thing I remember was the glass hitting my body’: Carolina Shores man recalls the moment a possible tornado tore through his home

Residents of The Farm neighborhood in Brunswick County had startling start to their day as possible tornadoes from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian tore through many of their homes early this morning.

  WATCH: Good Samaritan pulls driver stuck in flooded waters to safety

A driver got stuck in high waters on Highway 117 in Castle Hayne Thursday just before 1p.m. The National Weather Service reported a flash flood in that area around 12:45 p.m. with severe flooding in front of the IGA.

  Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Lashawn Daniels, dies in SC wreck

Daniels, who is known across the music world as Big Shiz, wrote hit songs for artists like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston.

  Conditions deteriorating as Dorian makes it way to the Carolinas, flooding a major concern

A storm surge of four to seven feet is possible as the hurricane moves just offshore in the next two days.

  Man preparing home for Hurricane Dorian dies after fall from ladder in NC

Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina’s first Hurricane Dorian related death at a press conference Wednesday morning, at least 36 hours before the storm arrives at the coast.

President Donald Trump approves federal disaster declaration for North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian

United States President Donald Trump has approved Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration for North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the state.

Emerald Isle Bridge to close Thursday in NC

The bridge will remain closed until town officials have determined that it is safe for property owners, residents, and the general public to enter the Town.

VP Mike Pence to stump for Dan Bishop in heated District 9 race

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Union County on Sept. 9 to stump for Republican Dan Bishop, who is locked in a hotly contested race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

New Hanover Co. officials discuss coastal preparations ahead of Dorian

Several officials with New Hanover County held a press conference Tuesday in an effort to inform the community about preparations being made ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Dorian evacuations causing backups on NC interstates

Evacuations - whether mandatory or voluntary - have created congestion on some interstates that run through North Carolina.

  Duke Energy crews preparing as Dorian tracks close to Carolina coasts

Crews from their midwestern territories have already headed to Florida and more teams are prepared to help out on the Carolina coasts if they are needed.

President Trump pledges support to North Carolina as hurricane approaches

Senator Thom Tillis tweeted on Monday afternoon that he had spoken with President Trump on the phone earlier that afternoon and that he had promised to provide support for North Carolina with Hurricane Dorian closing in.

Man dies off Outer Banks park in rough surf churned by Hurricane Dorian’s approach

Forecasters have predicted for days that rough surf and dangerous rip currents were likely off the Outer Banks during the Labor Day weekend as the storm moved closer to North Carolina.

Outer Banks order mandatory evacuations as Dorian track targets NC coast

The order for visitors goes into effect Tuesday at noon. For residents, the evacuation order is set for 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

UNCW cancels classes ahead of Hurricane Dorian

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has cancelled classes for the remainder of the week (Sept. 3-6) due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Cooper vetoes Medicaid transition bill, signs pay measures

The vetoed measure would provide funds to run the Medicaid program for the next two years, including the transition to managed-care treatment that’s been years in the making.

How to track Hurricane Dorian with the WBTV Weather App

Here’s a quick “how-to” stay updated with the latest by using our free WBTV Weather App providing you the information you need to keep your family safe as Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. coastline.

  NC Governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian, price gouging law in effect

The declaration waives certain transportation restrictions to help farmers and support relief efforts in advance of the storm, which is expected to strike the southeast in the next few days.

Man arrested in Va. tractor trailer chase that ended after fire from flat tires in NC

The driver, 40-year-old Robert Thomas Timms, of Ohio, was taken into custody by Yadkin deputies when the vehicle stopped due to the cab catching on fire from sparks coming from the deflated tires.

NC man’s body exhumed after cemetery sold same plot twice

A North Carolina man's body has been exhumed from a grave site on a court order after a funeral home discovered it'd mistakenly sold the same plot twice.

  A tale of two Dans: Bishop, McCready go toe-to-toe in NC-9 debate

With just weeks remaining until the special election for North Carolina’s ninth district congressional district seat, the two leading candidates took part in a special debate Wednesday evening.

  Bishop, McCready clash over attack ads, health care in 9th District debate

They took questions on immigration, gun control, trade tariffs, deficits and foreign influence on elections.

NC Director of Prisons to retire after 30 years of service

He has served as the Director of Prisons since May 2017 and rose through the ranks first as an assistant superintendent.

Former Buncombe County manager sentenced in embezzlement scheme

Former Buncombe County manager, three former county employees, and a county contractor were sentenced Wednesday for their involved in embezzlement schemes

Police K9 back on the job following cancer treatment

Though the pup still has a long road to recovery, she made her first appearance back at work Wednesday.

Bill providing pay raises for law enforcement, other state employees passes in NC Senate

Highway Patrol troopers, State Bureau of Investigation and Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) officers are expected to benefit from the bill.

Bill addressing ballot ‘harvesting’ gets initial NC House OK

Stricter rules for requesting mail-in absentee ballots in North Carolina and more severe crimes for people who collect them have received tentative approval in the state House

President Trump announces Sept. 9 rally in NC

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will return to North Carolina for a rally on September 9.

14 hurt, 3 still recovering after school bus carrying girls volleyball team crashes, officials say

The school bus crashed and went 30 feet down an embankment.

All Brunswick County students will receive free breakfast, lunch for next four years

More than 12,000 students across 19 Brunswick County Schools will have the option to receive free breakfast and lunch for the next four years.

Trump criticizes North Carolina governor on immigration bill

President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina’s governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state’s sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally.

NC watermelon thief nabbed after he gets stuck in field

Deputies with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office had an easier time than perhaps expected when they busted a man suspected of stealing crops near Rocky Mount, officials say.

North Carolina allows bar code ballots despite voter outcry

The State Board of Elections on Friday voted 3-2 to allow a voting-machine maker to sell equipment that converts votes into bar code data that is then tallied by the company's other machines.

  President Trump tweets about another potential rally in NC

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, expressing excitement about another potential rally in North Carolina this year.

  VIDEO: Octopus spotted slinking across sandbar on N.C. beach

Kris Chapin was with her family when they spotted the creature slinking across the sandbar in the sound in South Topsail Beach.

Plane’s parachute helped it crash-land on Mt. Mitchell, FAA says

Air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight shortly before 1.p.m., the FAA said.

Homeless man lit on fire over weekend dies, suspect now charged with murder, police say

The 58-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Sunday about 1 a.m. after someone poured an accelerant on him and set him on fire in Asheville.

Missing 63-year-old man found dead in Bald Head Island harbor

A 63-year-old man reported missing yesterday afternoon was found dead in Bald Head Island’s harbor Thursday morning, according to officials with the village’s Department of Public Safety.

  Nicholas Sparks cleared in defamation lawsuit

A federal jury in Raleigh cleared author Nicholas Sparks in a defamation lawsuit on Wednesday.

  Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would require sheriffs to cooperate with detainers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  Here’s where to vote early for 9th District, Charlotte city elections starting Wednesday

Voting starts for the 9th Congressional District special election to fill a seat that will have been vacant for nine months.

Calls for action in wake of 9-year-old’s shooting death in NC

Investigators said they do not think this was a random act.

‘In God we trust,’ Columbus County Sheriff’s Office unveils new look

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office got some new logos recently.

  Meck Co. Sheriff, NC House Speaker respond after ICE arrests fugitive on rape charges after prior release

Speaker Moore tweeted Friday that the North Carolina House will vote on House Bill 370, a bill that would require local sheriffs to cooperate with ICE, as early as next week.

‘She was about the prettiest thing I ever saw,’ 82-year-old bride weds 90-year-old groom

Love has no age limit and no expiration date. Just ask Eugene Eason, 90, and Sylvia Vaughan, 82.

N.C. health officials investigate possible link between vaping and lung disease

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating recent reports of severe lung disease after vaping.

Multiple vehicles involved in crash on I-40 in Claremont

Officials say multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 40 Friday afternoon.

Supreme Court narrows lifetime GPS tracking of sex offenders

North Carolina's highest court has decided some repeat convicted sex offenders shouldn't be subject to perpetual tracking by satellite-linked ankle bracelets after serving their full sentences