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New Hanover County Health Department

ONLY ON 3: Bacteria in well drive former tenant to court

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videoSamples from the North Carolina Health Department show a certain type of bacteria is living in a Castle Hayne well. Former tenant Tracy Clark says not even her dog would drink the water at 5701 Orange Street in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Health Department now offering flu shots

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videoThe weather may still be warm, but it's time to think about getting a flu shot. To make sure you stay healthy, the New Hanover County Health Department is offering flu shots to the community. Full story...
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Health inspectors out in force to check Street Fair food

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videoThe Azalea Festival Street Fair starts tonight, and food vendors are set up along Water Street. That means New Hanover County Health Inspectors are out in full force making sure all those tasty treats are also safe to eat. Full story...
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County settles with former Animal Control Director for $120k

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video New Hanover County has reached a settlement with its former Animal Control Director. According to an item in the consent agenda for the County Commission meeting Monday, the county's insurer settled an administrative appeal filed by Jean McNeil, who was fired in January. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Health Dept. to offer flu vaccines starting Sept. 18

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It may still be summer, but flu season is just around the corner. To get ready, the New Hanover County Health Department will begin offering flu shots Tuesday, September 18. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why

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video In the past few weeks, numbers of those who have been infected or died from West Nile Virus have soared. WWAY spoke with a local expert on infectious diseases to find out more. Full story...
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Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death

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video Nationwide, the number of West Nile cases is on the rise. More than 390 have been reported this year. That's the most since 2004. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban

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When is a wall not a wall? That was the main issue Wednesday when Battleground Restaurant Group Inc. appealed $1,200 in fines levied against it by the New Hanover County Health Department for violations of the state law that prohibits smoking in a restaurant. Full story...
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Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake

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video Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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ACLU-NC criticizes New Hanover Commissioners for rejecting reproductive health grant for women

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The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina today criticized the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for voting Monday to reject a state grant that would have funded reproductive health care and family planning services for women. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looking at other ways to use rejected grant money

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video After all five New Hanover County Commissioners voted against a grant to fund contraceptives for women yesterday, the New Hanover County Health Department is trying again. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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McNeil's administrative leave extended

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The paid administrative leave of New Hanover County's Animal Control Services Manager has been extended. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting

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video Abusing power or following protocol? One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination. Full story...
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