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Monday breaks the record for the hottest ever day on Earth

Monday was recorded as the hottest day ever globally, beating a record set the day before, as countries around the world from Japan to Bolivia to the United States continue to feel the heat, according to the European climate change service.

Biden will make a case for his legacy – and for Harris to continue...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Joe Biden won’t be on the ballot this November, voters still will be weighing his legacy.

Federal judge tosses Ohio voting restrictions on voters with disabilities

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has struck down part of Ohio’s sweeping 2023 election law, which voting rights groups said restricted people from helping voters with disabilities cast absentee ballots.

Rushed railcar inspections and ‘stagnated’ safety record reinforce concerns after fiery Ohio crash

Major freight railroads are rushing railcar inspections, reinforcing known safety concerns raised by unions for years, but at a House hearing Tuesday they’ll present new evidence from federal inspectors that railcar checks are routinely less than two minutes per car.

Clip resurfaces of Vance criticizing Harris for being ‘childless,’ testing Trump’s new running mate

Comments Donald Trump’s running mate JD Vance made in 2021 questioning Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership because she did not have biological children have resurfaced, testing the young conservative senator in his early days campaigning as part of the Republicans’ presidential ticket.

Today in History: July 23, the 1967 Detroit riot begins

Today is Tuesday, July 23, the 205th day of 2024. There are 161 days left in the year.

Kamala Harris faces a major test as she looks for a running mate for...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is zeroing in on four potential candidates as she races to choose a running mate for her fledgling campaign, fast-tracking a process that usually takes months but must be finalized in only a few weeks.

Ready to rock this weekend?

WILMINGTON — Get ready to rock as the highly-anticipated “Rock the Block” kicks off this weekend on downtown Wilmington’s Sugartree Street. The festivities begin Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. with a pre-party hosted by Wilmington Escape and presented by the Farm to Bottle Foundation. This event will set the stage for an exciting weekend filled with music, fun, and community spirit.

SSCC Adult Opportunity Center hosts recognition celebration

Area residents who passed the General Education Development (GED) test or completed the Adult High School Workforce Diploma Program were honored recently at the 35th-annual Adult Opportunity Center’s Recognition celebration at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus in Hillsboro.

WC earns ‘gold standard’ accreditation

WILMINGTON — The Higher Learning Commission confirmed on July 19 what its site visit team told Wilmington College officials upon leaving campus this spring — that the College has received a gold standard comprehensive review. This means WC has met the full requirements for accreditation through the 2033-34 academic year.