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He's going to Disney World!

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A trip to Disney World means the world to one Brunswick County child. The 10-year-old found out he is going to Disney World in January. Eldon, who is autistic, suffers from a nervous-system disorder, and many other ailments, but hopefully he'll be able to forget about that for a bit when he goes to Florida. Full story...
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NC again near top for subsidized health plans

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North Carolina is again one of the country's busiest states for consumers signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday nearly a quarter-million North Carolina residents signed up for the first time or re-enrolled in health plans in the first month of the latest sign-up period. That trails only Florida and Texas. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. installs permanent drop boxes for medication disposal

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videoNew Hanover County officials announced Tuesday two new permanent drop boxes that will give residents safe new options to dispose of expired, unwanted medications. Full story...
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NC to appeal ultrasound law decision

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North Carolina's attorney general plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state's ultrasound law is unconstitutional. Full story...
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US moves toward dropping lifetime ban on gay blood donations

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Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. Full story...
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