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Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953

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video Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Quitting habit, saving money may be fueling e-cigarette boom

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videoTwo weeks into the New Year, and some people are still trying to kick a few bad habits. Smokers in Wilmington are no exception, which might explain the boom in electronic cigarette stores in the area. Full story...
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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center expands AirLink program

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video In a collaborative to better serve the communities in its seven-county region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has expanded its AirLink program with the addition of a second helicopter. By stationing the EC-135 T2 helicopters in Onslow and Columbus Counties, providers will be able to cut response times and deliver critical care and air ambulance services to patients following a traumatic illness or injury. Full story...
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2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

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The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the US military surged to a record 349 last year. That far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 301 military suicides in 2011. Full story...
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