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Gov. Cooper orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen N.C. trooper

24 cases of COVID19 linked to single facility in N.C.

  Coronavirus test data only tells part of virus’ spread, state expert says

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden closing indefinitely, staff reduced to 9 due to COVID-19 crisis

  Statewide ‘stay at home’ order goes into effect for North Carolina

NC Department of Revenue to close Raleigh headquarters after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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  382 coronavirus cases reported in Mecklenburg County

N.C. man accused of sexually assaulting child over 2 years gets $2.5 million bond, sheriff’s office says

NC trooper dies after running off highway, officials say

  55 new coronavrius cases reported in Mecklenburg County, pushing total to 259

Third coronavirus-related death reported in North Carolina

  Mecklenburg County ‘stay at home’ order in effect through April 16

Health officials report another coronavirus-related death in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting a second COVID-19 associated death in the state.

Missing 5-year-old girl returned home; suspect arrested

Deputies say a child who had not been returned to her legal guardian has been found and safely brought home.

North Carolina receives disaster declaration approved by Trump

United States President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

  Supply shortage prompts NC to limit coronavirus testing

North Carolina public health officials are moving from a model where every patient who might have Coronavirus is testing to a surveillance method, similar to what epidemiologists use to track the flu. Despite that, some people across North Carolina are still waiting a week or more for test results.

  Cabarrus County leaders revise ‘stay at home’ proclamation

Cleveland County confirms second case of coronavirus ‘in no way linked to the first case’

Harris Teeter installing plexiglass at registers and pharmacies to combat coronavirus

Health officials report first coronavirus-related deaths in North Carolina

  North Carolina biopharmaceutical company working to develop vaccine, diagnostic test for COVID-19

  Hairstylists, barbers respond to N.C. governor’s order to close due to COVID-19 outbreak

NC delays House Republican primary runoff due to coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak prompted a top elections official on Friday to reschedule a Republican primary runoff for a congressional seat in western North Carolina.

  Mother charged with murder of 6-month-old found dead in Charlotte cemetery

CMPD detectives have charged 30-year-old Tamara Jernel Brown with murder in the death of 6-month-old Chi-Liam Cody Brown-Erickson.

  Million-dollar commitments pour into COVID-19 response fund, more than $9M raised

More than $9 million has now raised for a community-wide fund to assist Mecklenburg County community members affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

LabCorp now able to perform 20,000 coronavirus tests a day

LabCorp now has the ability to perform 20,000 coronavirus tests per day – which doubles its testing capacity since last week.

Cleveland Co. officials say previously announced coronavirus case is resident of another county

Cleveland County health officials say a coronavirus case that was previously announced as the first confirmed case in the county, is actually a resident of another county. Therefore, Cleveland County does not currently have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

  N.C. resident who attended Millennium Tour 2020 concert at PNC Arena tests positive for coronavirus

A Wake County resident who attended The Millennium Tour 2020 at PNC Arena on March 13 has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pender County man wins scratch-off lottery prize, again

Two and a half years after a $200,000 lottery win, Israel Carbajal of Pender County found out luck can strike twice when he won another $100,000 prize.

136 price gouging complaints made amid COVID-19 pandemic, NC AG says

North Carolina’s attorney general said his office has received 136 price gouging complaints so far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health officials identify second case of coronavirus in Iredell County

Health officials have identified the second case of coronavirus in Iredell County.

N.C. officials seek authority to waive certain health policies during coronavirus outbreak

North Carolina health officials have sought authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to temporarily waive certain Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  Local business owner speaks after governor’s order to limit dining in restaurants

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all restaurants and bars in the state to close for dine-in customers, effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

NCDMV suspending most road tests, closing 60 offices during coronavirus outbreak

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is closing about 60 offices and suspending most road tests during the coronavirus outbreak.

UNC-Chapel Hill employee tests positive for coronavirus

A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill employee has tested presumptively positive for coronavirus, the university said Tuesday.

NC Lt. Gov. Forest challenges Gov. Cooper’s authority to close restaurants

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor is challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s authority to close restaurants across the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln County reports first coronavirus case

The Lincoln County Health Department announced the county’s first positive case of novel coronavirus.

Army civilian who works at Fort Bragg tests positive for coronavirus

A Department of the Army civilian who works at Fort Bragg has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, according to the military installation’s Facebook page.

  Health officials announce 8 new coronavirus cases, 23 now reported in NC

As more than a dozen cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are reported in North Carolina and South Carolina, officials have provided new guidelines for everyone to follow.

Visitation temporarily suspended at North Carolina prisons as a coronavirus precaution

The North Carolina Division of Prisons will suspend visitation to all the state’s prisons effective Monday, March 16 to minimize the health risks from the spread of coronavirus.

  Health officials: 23 people test positive for coronavirus in N.C., 13 in S.C.

As more than a dozen cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are reported in North Carolina and South Carolina, officials have provided new guidelines for everyone to follow.

N.C. health officials do not recommend closing schools amid coronavirus outbreak

So far, DHHS has not recommended statewide school closures, but leaders advise cancelling field trips and postponing large school events.

  Meck. Co. ‘needs significantly more’ coronavirus tests, health officials say

Public health officials asked for the community’s help Friday while dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  Parents left frustrated, helpless by Cardinal Innovations’ denial of care for their children

Three calls to the WBTV Investigates tip line reveal three families struggling to cope with children in need of critical care that is being delayed or denied by Cardinal Innovations. The agency is currently under fire by Mecklenburg County officials for delayed or denied care to mentally ill clients

Camp Lejeune reports first presumptive positive coronavirus case

A Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune dependent patient tested presumptively positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, officials announced Thursday.

  Worries about worker shortages at COVID-19 task force meeting

Health and law enforcement officials expressed concerns about what a widespread outbreak would mean for staffing and the people they serve.

  Two people test positive for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County

Two people have tested positive for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County, county health officials said Thursday.

  Health officials announce eighth case of coronavirus in North Carolina

Health officials have announced an eighth case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in North Carolina on Wednesday.

  North Carolina works around federal government to find other methods of testing for coronavirus

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says the CDC provided the state with enough supplies to test about 250 people for the COVID-19. Now, state and private health officials are trying to find other ways to get more people tested.

ACC suspends all athletic-related activities due to coronavirus fears

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball tournament has suspended all athletic-related activities as North Carolina is under a state of emergency due to coronavirus concerns.

  Charlotte-area hospitals implement visitor restrictions as coronavirus precaution

Major Charlotte-area hospital systems Atrium and Novant Health are restricting visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Governor Roy Cooper, sports fans weigh in on coronavirus potentially impacting sporting events

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and sports fans are weighing in on the potential impact the coronavirus could have on March Madness.

  NC governor declares state of emergency amid coronavirus concerns

Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina amid coronavirus concerns Tuesday, a day after officials announced a total of seven positive COVID-19 cases in the state.

Duke University suspends all on-campus classes amid coronavirus concerns

Duke University announced Tuesday night that all on-campus classes are suspended until further notice as the coronavirus continues to spread.

REMINDER: North Carolina has a coronavirus helpline

Residents in North Carolina who have questions and concerns about coronavirus may call the newly established Coronavirus Line at 1-866-462-3821.

  Kings Mountain, N.C. resident details experience on cruise ship carrying coronavirus patients

A Kings Mountain resident who traveled on a cruise ship carrying coronavirus patients is providing details about his experience on the ship.

Gov. Cooper offers reward in July shooting of N.C. police officer

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday evening that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting Henderson police officer Sgt. Brandon Mitchell.

Mark Meadows will self-quarantine after potential contact with coronavirus patient at CPAC

Representative Mark Meadows, President Trump's new pick for acting chief of staff, will self-quarantine for two more days after he potentially came into contact with a coronavirus patient at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

  5 more people test positive for coronavirus in North Carolina

Five more people in North Carolina have tested positive Monday for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to seven.

Wilmington man gets up to 54 years in prison for sexually assaulting child

A Wilmington man will spend decades in prison after he was convicted of multiple child sex crime charges.

Three N.C. Marines on ‘self-quarantine’ after returning from Italy

Three Camp Lejeune Marines are 14-day self-quarantine after returning from Italy, an at-risk country for the coronavirus.

Massive dead whale washes onto Outer Banks beach, photos show. What happens to it now?

Photos show the body of the massive creature resting in the surf on the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands.

Ryan Newman smiling after violent Daytona 500 crash: ‘It’s great to be alive.’

Now, 18 days after the horrific crash that left us questioning the No. 6 driver’s survival, Newman strided through the garages at Phoenix Raceway fielding reporters’ questions and talking about his desire to get back behind the wheel.

  Law enforcement chase stolen ‘Bobcat’ down busy N.C. roads

Police say multiple agencies were involved in a pursuit in Wilmington Wednesday night.

  Joe Biden projected to win NC Democratic presidential primary, other state primary winners declared

CBS News projects Joe Biden to win the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary,

  First person tests positive for coronavirus in North Carolina, health officials say

The North Carolina person from Wake County traveled to the state of Washington and was exposed at a long-term care facility where there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak.

  Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest win NC Gov. primaries

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina has won his party’s primary and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the November general election as he seeks a second term.

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Dem Cal Cunningham win NC Senate primaries

Former Democratic state lawmaker Cal Cunningham has advanced to a general election challenge against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Ex-Roland Grise band teacher indicted on 17 sex crime charges

Peter Frank the former band director at Roland Grise Middle School, was indicted by a New Hanover County grand jury on 17 child sex crime charges, according to Attorney General Josh Stein’s Office.

Wilmington teen wins Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship

A Wilmington teen took first place on a Food Network Show Monday night!

  President Trump holds ’Keep America Great’ rally in Charlotte, N.C.

This happened on the eve of Super Tuesday, and North Carolina is one of several states where delegates are up for grabs.

‘This is a nightmare:’ family of Pender County crash victim has a warning for drivers

The parents of Sidney Potter talk about the extreme dangers of driving while drunk.

TSA finds multiple 3D printed firearms at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Replica firearms produced by 3D technology was discovered at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to a TSA blog post.

Massive booms, shaking felt from Myrtle Beach to northern New Hanover County

Residents from Myrtle Beach to Ogden reportedly experienced loud booms Thursday night

N.C. brewing company donates nearly $4K in honor of Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie

At Tuesday night’s Carolina Hurricanes games against the Dallas Stars, R&D Brewing committed to donating a portion of every Storm Brew, the official beer of the Carolina Hurricanes, sold to a kidney foundation in honor of David Ayres.

  Charlotte pharmacist says demand for masks has been high amid coronavirus outbreak

A Charlotte pharmacy sold its last box of medical masks Wednesday, and is now waiting for another shipment of the masks to come in.

  ’Search inconclusive’ after crews look in N.C. pond for missing Tenn. toddler Evelyn Boswell

Officials say the search was inconclusive to any facts to the investigation and all information has been reported back to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations as they continue their efforts in this investigation.

  Lone survivor in triple murder case: ‘I had to play dead if I didn’t want to be dead’

For the first time, Hazel Epps shares her story of survival after someone opens fire in her home and kills three others.

Comedian Joe Rogan to make stops in Charlotte, Raleigh on his Sacred Clown Tour

Comedian Joe Rogan will make two appearances in North Carolina this summer on his Sacred Clown Tour, promoter Live Nation Carolinas announced Tuesday.

President of Raleigh service dog company indicted on 42 fraud-related charges

Mark Mathis, president of Ry-Con, a nonprofit dealing with service dogs, was indicted on more than 40 charges Tuesday, according to Attorney General Josh Stein’s office.