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R.A.D. comes to New Hanover County

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videoWomen can help themselves feel more secure with the help of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said, for the first time, the agency is teaming up with the Rape Aggression Defense System, better known as RAD, to offer self defense classes to women at the Cape Fear Community College north campus. Full story...
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NC bill could mean prison time for topless women

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving closer to a change in state law that could send women to prison for going topless in public. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises heart health awareness for women

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videoLadies, listen up. The number one killer of women is on the loose, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Red Dress Project looks to bring it to justice. Full story...
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Lift of combat ban has some people worried

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videoA new decision out of Washington may mean more opportunities for women in the military. Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. Full story...
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Panetta opens combat roles to women

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videoSenior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. Full story...
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NC women's report finds improvements, challenges

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A report on how North Carolina women are faring says they're participating more in politics and are narrowing their income gap with men, but they still face obstacles to health care and benefits that would help them thrive in the workforce. Full story...
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Women in media discuss evolving industry

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There once was a time when women played little to no part in the media. The rules have changed drastically since those days, and now women play key roles in radio and TV. Full story...
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