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Man struck by lightning near island off North Carolina

Jul. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man was struck by lightning near Masonboro Island. WECT-TV reports that the man was struck about 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded with their Marine Unit, along with...

Oak Island’s new Beach Services Unit aids in public safety

Jul. 04, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — It’s a Saturday morning in mid-June, which means that Oak Island’s beach strand is crowded. The tide is rising, and the beach is narrow, particularly on the east end. Cynthia Grant, a member of Oak Island’s Beach Services Unit, weaves her utility...

Man drowns at N.C. beach, officials urge caution post-storm

Jul. 03, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man drowned in the water off Oak Island and a handful of other swimmers in the area required assistance Sunday, authorities said. A news release from the town of Oak Island said responders arrived Sunday afternoon to find the 52-year-old...

Police: 2 kids among 6 wounded in N.C. drive-by shooting

Jul. 03, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — Two children were among six people who were wounded Saturday night in an apparent drive-by shooting, police in eastern North Carolina said. Officers responded to a home for a report of shots fired around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the Clinton Police Department said...

‘Unseen Oceans’ makes waves with immersive experience

Jul. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — You enter Discovery Place’s new grotto atop a gentle slosh of surf projected beneath your feet, so realistic and unexpected that you might fight the urge to prance in retreat to keep your toes dry. But you’ve only reached the shallows of “Unseen...

Poston eagles 17th, takes 3-shot lead in John Deere Classic

Jul. 02, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — J.T. Poston made up for two back-nine bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 17th, shooting a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the John Deere Classic. Trying to complete a wire-to-wire victory after tying for second last week...

Police: 2 North Carolina officers shoot, injure suspect

Jul. 02, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) — One person was injured after being shot by police at a motel in Carolina Beach early Saturday morning, authorities said. Two officers with the Carolina Beach Police Department were involved in the shooting around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the StarNews...

Police in North Carolina fatally shoot armed woman

Jul. 02, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina fatally shot a woman after an unsuccessful de-escalation attempt and struggle over a weapon, authorities said Saturday. The incident began when Fayetteville police officers were called Friday night to a home for a reported...

Program aims to reduce surrenders with free pet food, care

Jul. 02, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Help is on the way for Guilford County residents struggling with the increasing costs of feeding and caring for their pets. Guilford County Animal Services recently created the Mobile Pet Assistance Center to help reduce the number of dogs and cats that get...

NC budget, immigration bills finalized as session ends

Jul. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its chief work session for the year on Friday by finalizing proposed state budget adjustments for the new fiscal year, crossing off other must-do legislation but leaving some big policy matters unresolved or thwarted. ...