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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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Visitation restrictions begin at NHRMC due to flu

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To help prevent the spread of the flu, officials New Hanover Regional Medical Center announced today that they will start restricting visitors. Full story...
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Nine flu deaths reported in NC during Christmas week

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State health officials say at least nine people died from influenza in North Carolina during the week of Christmas. Hospitals reported that more than 950 patients in North Carolina tested positive for flu. Full story...
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NC marks 5 years since smoking banned in bars

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videoNorth Carolina health officials are praising the benefits of a 5-year-old state law that banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Friday marks five years since the effective date of the law that also limited smoking rooms at hotels or motels to 20 percent of the total. The law survived a series of lawsuits by pool hall and nightclub owners challenging an exception that allows smoking at private clubs. Full story...
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