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Columbus Co., Whiteville schools stop using USDA beef

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There's no "pink slime" on the menu any more at school in Columbus County. The county's two school districts have stopped using beef from the USDA. Full story...
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Hoke Co. school district offers defense in lunch flap

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The Hoke County school system is defending the way it handled a controversy over students' lunches that drew national attention. Full story...
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Schools will get to opt out of 'pink slime' beef

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The Agriculture Department says that starting next fall, schools can stop feeding students a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers react to "pink slime" found in ground beef

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videoLast month several fast food chains made headlines when they said they would stop using so-called "pink slime.” According to reports, 70 percent of the ground beef in supermarkets contains the “pink slime,” but Carolina Farmin' says you won't find that there. Full story...
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Sports fans find new place to kick back

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videoThe drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack's. Full story...
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Wilmington chef selected as nominee for Food & Wine's 'The People's Best New Chef 2012'

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Cameo 19 Hundred announced FOOD & WINE has selected Chef Kirsten Mitchell as a nominee for The People’s Best New Chef. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST BREAKFAST

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videoBreakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and if there's one thing our area has a lot of, it's good places to get breakfast. Whether it's wonderful waffles, plentiful pancakes, opulent omelets or magnificent muffins, we want to know which restaurant serves up the BEST BREAKFAST in the Cape Fear. Congratulations to Russell's Place Restaurant in Oak Island! Full story...

HEALTHWATCH: CDC - Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source

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Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. Full story...
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Healthy ideas for Super Bowl snacks

Weight Watchers stopped by Good Morning Carolina Friday morning to share some healthy ways to stay trim all the way through your Super Bowl party.

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CFCC culinary students serve up sweet holiday treats

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The annual Holiday Pastry and Confections Open House was a hit with visitors who got a taste of what CFCC culinary students at have been working on all semester. From cakes, to cookies and everything in between, visitors were able to fill their plates with the sweet treats that students prepared, plated and passed out. Full story...
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Feeling sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner? Don't blame the bird!

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video After you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal, you may have taken a nap. Some people claim it's a side effect of the tryptophan in the turkey. But maybe it's time to stop blaming the bird. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you go to get that special dessert to wrap up your Thanksgiving feast. Which store are you really thankful for when it is time to pick the perfect pumpkin, apple or sweet potato pie? We want to know where is the BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE? Here's how the votes are baking up (4 pm Thurs.):
Apple Annie's - 35%
Sugar on Front Street - 32%
Carolina Farmin' - 28%
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UNCW enjoys 'Wagsgiving' feast

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Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington's annual "Wagsgiving" feast. Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies. Full story...
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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner cost up 13 percent

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The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13 percent more this holiday. Full story...
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