New Hanover County Health Department
Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 3:57pm.

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.

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Kickback Jack's challenges smoking ban
Submitted by on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 3:48pm.

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.

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Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:11pm.

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.

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ACLU-NC criticizes New Hanover Commissioners for rejecting reproductive health grant for women
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 4:15pm.

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.

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New Hanover Health Dept. looking at other ways to use rejected grant money
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 3:38pm.

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.

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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:42pm.

New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night.

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McNeil's administrative leave extended
Submitted by Laura Seel on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 5:11pm.

The paid administrative leave of New Hanover County's Animal Control Services Manager has been extended.

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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 4:25pm.

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

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ONLY ON 3: Nursing home running without water
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 11:55pm.

video We discovered a nursing home with no running water when a concerned family member called us and told us about problems at a facility in New Hanover County.

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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach McDonald's workers say coworker has TB
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 10:59pm.

videoThe McDonald's on Pleasure Island is a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The bad news is employees at this location could be sick. WWAY has learned a foreign exchange student working at the restaurant may have tuberculosis. Now all employees there are being checked for the disease.

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