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Mission Ready program sends medical supplies overseas

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video The New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Mission Ready program shipped medical supplies Saturday to a hospital half way across the world in hopes to be sustainable and to help those in need of treatment. Full story...
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Ice bucket challenge goes viral, but what is ALS?

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videoThe ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation, but what exactly is ALS? Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

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videoAs students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious. Liz from thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Full story...
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UPDATE! EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Double Down Duo

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videoThe Cape Fear's David Calhoun has made the Top 20 in the country. He's asking folks to vote him into the finals. Full story...
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Performers remember Robin Williams, death brings up serious issues

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videoHe warmed your hearts as a quirky alien and a cross-dressing nanny. But behind those sparkling eyes was apparently a deep sadness.Investigators say Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt yesterday at his northern California home. Even though the academy award winner is not with us anymore, his legacy lives on. And his death magnifies some serious issues in our society. Full story...
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Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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Bladen horse one of two to die of EEE

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State health officials are warning owners to vaccinate their horses after two horses in North Carolina, including one in southeastern North Carolina, died recently of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE, within the past two weeks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Wilmington woman jazzercising her way to the top

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video Wilmington resident Terry Noe recently completed her 30th year as a Certified Jazzercise Instructor and taught her class Saturday with a routine using a song from each of the 30 years. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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videoA Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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Two cases of Eastern Equine Enchephalitis confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surgical Student

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videoThe new school year is slowly but surely getting closer and this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week already has big plans. She's headed to DC and going to meet nobel peace prize winners. She is one day going to be saving lives. Her name is Savannah Rea and this future surgical student is extraordinary. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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