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Harpo saves Christmas at Brunswick Cove

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videoThe folks at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home have a fantastic holiday season in store this year, and they are saying it is all thanks to a four legged Christmas miracle named Harpo. Full story...
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Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

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For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up severely disabled. Full story...
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Disaster Mental Advisor helps fire victims

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video As it is an emotional time in Carolina Beach, many are dealing with loss of loved ones as well as cooping with the tragic situation. Tab Ballis is a psychiatrist in Wilmington who also is a volunteer with the Red Cross. Full story...
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Duke Energy: Coal ash study contains mistakes; Group withdraws study

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videoEnvironmentalists are calling on North Carolina health officials to warn people against eating fish caught near a Duke Energy coal ash dump outside Wilmington after a new study shows high levels of contamination. Full story...
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Pender High gets new healthcare center on campus

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videoA new school health center is open at Pender High School. It's right on the school's campus. Health workers provide everything from check-ups to immunizations. Full story...
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NC health officials: Two adults died from flu

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State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Song of a Soldier

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video Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect anyone. In the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports upwards of 20% of Veterans suffer from it. A local band wrote a song about a soldier who lives that life. In part two of a special Extraordinary Person of the Week, the Song of a Soldier and how that music is helping those in need. Full story...
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PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC

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PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name. Full story...
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NC officials: Parents key to stop youth drinking

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North Carolina government leaders are encouraging parents to talk sooner to their children - particularly middle-school students - about the dangers of underage drinking. Parents are getting new resources to assist them. Full story...
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Group says NC abortion clinic rules fall short

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A group backing social conservative causes says proposed abortion clinic regulations released this week by North Carolina health officials don't go far enough. The head of the North Carolina Values Coalition also criticized Gov. Pat McCrory and his Department of Health and Human Services for getting input from abortion providers about the rules. Full story...
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