Caught on camera: Octopus visits Topsail sandbar
The mollusc made an appearance on South Topsail Island, NC, this week. (Video courtesy Kris Joynes Chapin)
NC reports greatest number of new coronavirus cases in 2 months; rolling, 7-day average tops 2,000 per day for first time since Oct. 9. — North Carolina reported 3,780 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. That is the highest single-day total since Oct. 9. Across the state, 1,200 people are hospitalized with the virus.
On WRAL-TV at 6: WRAL Investigates COVID relief money sent to North Carolina schools and why students at a Chinese school of medicine received more help than community college students. — Billions of dollars in federal aid helped higher education survive the early stages of pandemic, and some schools benefited more than others.