‘Testicle Bath’ Birth Control Device Wins Dyson Award

A German inventor’s ultrasound “testicle bath,” a birth control device that temporarily stops sperm mobility for several months, has won the James Dyson Award, which is given out annually to designers of new problem-solving ideas. What do you think? “It might catch on if they can find a way to make it the woman’s responsibility.” … Read more

Guilford County Animal Resource Center officially opens

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Animal Resource Center is now officially open to the public.     What You Need To Know  The facility includes six dog adoption areas and two cat adoption areas  It offers full veterinary service and makes the adoption process easier  It is now open to the public and can be … Read more

‘Hemp Fever’: Cannabis caught on in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. — After growing hemp became legal in North Carolina, people jumped at the chance to make a quick payday selling products of the cannabis plant, but that was years ago, and now that “hemp fever” has passed, only the determined remain.   What You Need To Know In 2015 the state of North … Read more

N.C. Zoo animals get COVID-19 vaccines

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Gorillas, chimpanzees and some big cats got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the North Carolina Zoo.  What You Need To Know The North Carolina Zoo is vaccinating 33 of its primates and big cats The vaccine is manufactured by Zoetis, and is specifically designed for animals The animals got … Read more

Offshore wind part 1: Big business for North Carolina

This is part one in a three-part series on offshore wind in North Carolina. Over the next decade, the offshore wind industry could transform the way North Carolina gets its power. It could also mean big investments and major changes for the economy. One offshore wind farm area, off the Outer Banks, is already leased, … Read more

Widow Finally Ready To Get Out There And Outlive Someone New

ROCKLAND, ME—Determined not to feel sorry for herself or waste the time she had left, local widow Charlotte Bridges told reporters Monday she was ready to get out there and outlive someone new. “My husband Stanley [Bridges] was the love of my life, but I know he wouldn’t want me to spend the rest of … Read more

Advocate reacts to student loan relief for those with disabilities

BENSON, N.C. – A disability advocate in North Carolina is excited about the federal government’s plan to forgive over $5.8 billion in student loans to those living with a total or permanent disability.   What You Need To Know Over 323,000 borrowers who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) will receive more than $5.8 … Read more

Couple creates frightful front yard fun for a good cause

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Halloween is a really big deal to Paul and Cathy Masterson. If you don’t believe it, just check out their front yard.  What You Need To Know The Mastersons have been transforming their front yard into a spooky scene for seven years It’s located at 38 Bennett Ridge Road in the … Read more

Charlotte library main branch closes its doors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For over 100 years, Charlotte’s main library branch sat at North Tryon Street, but its doors finally closed Friday.   What You Need To Know The main branch officially closed its doors to the public at 5 p.m. Friday Nearly 140,000 items will be moved to the library system’s 19 other branches … Read more