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Medical marijuana boosters rally at NC legislature

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North Carolina medical marijuana advocates are poised to rally outside the Legislature in support of a legalization bill. Full story...
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Carolina Beach residents asked to boil water

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The Town of Carolina Beach is asking resident to boil the water after the town's primary water treatment facility experienced a temporary loss of water pressure. Full story...
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NHRMC ends flu-related visitor restrictions

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Due to the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children under the ages 12 and under. This change is effective immediately. Full story...
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New nutrition labels could come at high price for stores

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videoThe Food and Drug Administration is proposing a rule requiring stores to label prepared, unpackaged foods with nutritional information, and if they don't follow the rules, they could face jail time. But the software to test these foods could be pricy. Even so, some businesses are on board. Full story...
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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

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video Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month. Full story...
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