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Missing North Carolina man's boat found in Azores

Jun. 28, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) — The boat of a North Carolina man missing for seven months has washed ashore in the Azores Islands, thousands of miles from the marina where it was last seen, officials announced Monday. Joseph Matthew Johnson has not been found, but Carolina Beach police...

Police: 8-year-old, 2 teens shot in Wilmington

Jun. 21, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy and two teenagers were shot on Monday evening in Wilmington, police said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of South Jackson Street, Wilmington Police said in a news release. Officers found three boys, ages 8, 16 and 17,...

'The Summer I Turned Pretty' cast formed bond, star says

Jun. 16, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Amazon series “ The Summer I Turned Pretty ” is a coming-of-age story about a teenager who finds herself in a love triangle while on summer vacation. For its star, 19-year-old newcomer Lola Tung, along with creator and co-showrunner Jenny Han, filming during the summer...

EPA: 'Forever chemicals' pose risk even at very low levels

Jun. 15, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The two compounds,...

Opening statements set in Delaware auditor corruption trial

Jun. 13, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware’s state auditor following completion of jury selection Monday. A panel of seven men and five women was seated in the trial of Auditor Kathy McGuiness, whose initial jury was tossed...

Topsail Island beach becoming part of NC Civil Rights Trail

Jun. 12, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

TOPSAIL ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — In the 1950s, Carla Torrey spent her childhood summers watching her father build houses on Topsail Island and other structures like the Wade Chestnut Memorial Chapel, which is still around today. The memories also include watching the waves hitting the...

Police: Disguised man carjacks, robs armored truck

Jun. 11, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are searching for a man who was disguised as a security worker when he robbed an armored truck and assaulted two employees. The suspect was armed with a handgun and wearing a mask and a Garda uniform when he robbed one of the company's...

5 years into GenX probe, new NC gov't action plan unveiled

Jun. 07, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Five years after the state's initial investigation of GenX turning up in the Cape Fear River, Gov. Roy Cooper and his environmental chief unveiled a three-pronged strategy Tuesday to address further efforts to reduce and remedy a broad category of “forever chemicals”...

NC bill seeks "forever chemical" standards, reimbursements

Jun. 02, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state regulators would set maximum acceptable levels of “forever chemicals” — like those discharged for decades into the Cape Fear River — for drinking water in legislation considered Thursday by a state House committee. The measure also...

Delaware state auditor's corruption trial moves to new venue

Jun. 01, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed criminal corruption charges against Delaware’s state auditor because of a legal technicality but plan to seek a new grand jury indictment next week, court officials said Wednesday. The move comes after the defense attorney for Auditor...