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Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

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State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. Full story...
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Charlotte woman has front seat at State of the Union address

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A Charlotte wife and mother who credits her surviving a brain tumor to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul law gets a front row seat for the State of the Union address. Full story...
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Officials say 26 died from flu symptoms in NC last week

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videoState health officials say 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, raising the death toll for 2014-2015 to 90. Full story...
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School systems opening late Thursday due to cold

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Due to the impending cold weather, some school systems have decided to start Thursday's school day late. Full story...
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Blue Cross allowing more comparison of NC medical costs

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North Carolina's largest health insurer is opening its databanks to let consumers compare the costs of elective procedures and drive down rising medical prices. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Wednesday unveiled its online tool intended to make it easy to compare costs that can differ by thousands of dollars. Full story...
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