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Fayetteville Vet Center moves, offers expanded services

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The Fayetteville Vet Center has moved to a new location where it will offer expanded counseling services. Full story...
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Fayetteville Vet Center moving to new location

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Fayetteville Vet Center moving to new location. New location will be open January 26. Full story...
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Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

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State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. Full story...
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Charlotte woman has front seat at State of the Union address

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A Charlotte wife and mother who credits her surviving a brain tumor to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul law gets a front row seat for the State of the Union address. Full story...
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Officials say 26 died from flu symptoms in NC last week

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videoState health officials say 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, raising the death toll for 2014-2015 to 90. Full story...
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School systems opening late Thursday due to cold

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Due to the impending cold weather, some school systems have decided to start Thursday's school day late. Full story...
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Blue Cross allowing more comparison of NC medical costs

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North Carolina's largest health insurer is opening its databanks to let consumers compare the costs of elective procedures and drive down rising medical prices. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Wednesday unveiled its online tool intended to make it easy to compare costs that can differ by thousands of dollars. Full story...
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Visitation restrictions begin at NHRMC due to flu

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To help prevent the spread of the flu, officials New Hanover Regional Medical Center announced today that they will start restricting visitors. Full story...
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Nine flu deaths reported in NC during Christmas week

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State health officials say at least nine people died from influenza in North Carolina during the week of Christmas. Hospitals reported that more than 950 patients in North Carolina tested positive for flu. Full story...
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NC marks 5 years since smoking banned in bars

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videoNorth Carolina health officials are praising the benefits of a 5-year-old state law that banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Friday marks five years since the effective date of the law that also limited smoking rooms at hotels or motels to 20 percent of the total. The law survived a series of lawsuits by pool hall and nightclub owners challenging an exception that allows smoking at private clubs. Full story...
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