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N.C. reports 40+ more COVID-19 deaths, nearly 2,000 newly-confirmed cases

North Carolina is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the 44th straight day.
  After three weeks in the hospital, 97-year-old Rosa Lee Tyson beats COVID-19
Person apologizes for putting Trump 2020 sticker on N.C. bear, group says
Carowinds to remain closed for rest of 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic
  13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community
Ocean Isle Beach bears the brunt of Hurricane Isaias


2 dead, dozens injured, 300K+ lose power after Isaias hits North Carolina

Damaging winds and likely tornadoes spun out from the storm, including one in Bertie County that tragically killed two people and sent about a dozen others to the hospital.

Two missing children, mom found safe after Bertie County tornado

Two children and their mother who were believed to have been missing after a tornado destroyed a mobile home park all have been found safe.

“Our entire family has COVID”: Molly Grantham shares ‘surreal’ diagnosis while raising newborn

To be clear, I didn’t want to tell you guys until we were out of the woods. I didn’t want to cause unnecessary alarm.

N.C. State Fair canceled for first time since World War II

North Carolina State Fair organizers say the cancellation is due to COVID-19, which they have been monitoring since March.

N.C. trooper buys brand new tires for family broken down on busy highway

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Colby Pridgen was helping the family who were broke down along a busy highway in Johnston County.

  WTOC’s Lyndsey Gough shares her experience battling COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has touched us here at WTOC. Reporter and Sports Anchor Lyndsey Gough has been battling the virus for several weeks and is in the hospital.

Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 executive order; bans cities, counties from mandating masks

Governor Brian Kemp extended Georgia’s executive order that was set to expire on Wednesday. The new order will be in effect until July 31 at 11:59 p.m. and has changes that impact cities and counties with mask mandates in place.

Asheville passes reparations resolution in historic vote

Asheville City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to provide reparations to black residents and their descendants.

  Kayaker shares more about his close encounter with an alligator on N.C. river

A man kayaking the Waccamaw River over the weekend had a close encounter with an alligator.

NC schools to allow both in-person and remote learning for students in August

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina schools will reopen in August under “Plan B,” allowing both in-person and remote learning.

  Charlotte neurosurgeon removes rare brain tumor, saves toddler from ‘giggling epilepsy’

A pediatric neurosurgeon at Novant Health, performed a landmark surgery to remove a rare brain tumor from a 2-year-old.

LIST: Here’s where face masks are and are not required in public places

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina continues to increase, communities across the state are meeting to discuss possible ordinances requiring people to wear face masks in public places.

Mother, father, child found after going missing during hike

Officials said a mother, father and child are missing.

Robert E. Lee button found in time capsule under Confederate monument

Workers found the time capsule while dismantling a 75-foot Confederate statue that stood on the state Capitol grounds for 125 years.

Gov. Cooper orders Confederate monuments moved from state grounds ‘to protect public safety'

The move comes one day after protesters pulled down parts of a Confederate monument and hanged one of the statues from a light post.

  Firefighters surprise Harrisburg boy for his kindness

The organization has helped house and feed many people during the pandemic.

Brett Hankison, Louisville detective involved in Breonna Taylor killing, will be fired

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday morning that LMPD Det. Brett Hankison will be fired.

Fairfax County police finds 65 pound alligator snapping turtle

Fairfax County police say they found a 65-pound snapping turtle.

Panthers remove statue of Jerry Richardson outside Bank of America Stadium

Richardson founded the team but his tenure ended in disgrace with allegations of misconduct from team employees.

Trump: RNC ‘forced to seek another state’ after N.C. gov. says full convention ‘unlikely’ in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

RNC sends letter detailing safety conditions for 2020 convention, wants response from NC governor by June 3

The Republican National Committee has sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, detailing safety conditions for an August convention in Charlotte, and want a response by June 3.

N.C. stabbing suspect in custody after hours-long standoff, police say

Police say two people were arrested Wednesday after an hours-long standoff in Asheville.