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NC lawmakers say vaccination requirement changes dead

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Three lawmakers say their proposal to update North Carolina's childhood vaccination regimen and eliminate an immunization exemption on religious grounds is dead less than two weeks after their bill was filed. Full story...
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Countywide effort aims to install 1,000 smoke alarms

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videoThe American Red Cross, local firefighters and volunteers held a countywide effort to install hundreds of smoke alarms in Brunswick County Saturday. This comes after seven fires in March that claimed the lives of five people. Full story...
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Mary C. Williams students, staff raise money for new track

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video A Wilmington elementary school is promoting a healthy lifestyle one step at a time. Mary C. Williams students and staff are raising money for a new track. Full story...
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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

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video The White House is announcing a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs. Full story...
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Officials mark statewide end of Operation Medicine Drop

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Local, state and federal agencies have delivered more than 17,000 pounds of medications collected during a week-long operation to collect unused prescriptions. Full story...
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Columbus Co. health ratings lowest in state

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videoThe numbers are in and according to countyhealthrankings.org, Columbus County ranked lowest for overall health throughout our state. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: VA clinic warned not to use water

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video Wilmington's VA super clinic has water problems and reaches out to CFPUA for help. Full story...
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NHRMC holds medication disposal event

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center held their semi-annual medication disposal event Saturday. Full story...
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Exterminator fined for spraying pesticide in occupied jail cells

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videoState regulators have fined an exterminator for the way he used pesticides in the Columbus County Jail and another violation. Full story...
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HAPPENING TOMORROW: Medication disposal event

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videoThe New Hanover Regional Medical Center is holding a medication disposal event Saturday. Full story...
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