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Flu claims 7 more lives in NC, total reaches 64

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State health officials say seven more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total number of deaths for this season to 64. Full story...
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Parents try to find ways to treat children's cabin fever

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video Many of you probably have been battling cabin fever after our second winter storm in three weeks, especially the kids. With schools out for another day, many parents are trying to find ways to entertain them. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises awareness, money for heart disease fight

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videoThe Red Dress Project is designed to bring women together to raise awareness of heart disease. Representatives say it's important to educate women on the symptoms. Full story...
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AG Cooper to appeal ruling on part of abortion law

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's decided to appeal a federal court ruling that struck down part of a law requiring abortion providers to describe an ultrasound to women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Full story...
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10 more flu deaths in NC: season total at 56

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video Health officials say 10 more people died from the flu last week in North Carolina, bringing the death toll for the flu season up to 56. Full story...
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CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products

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videoCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board adopts new lice policy

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videoThe Brunswick County school board combed through the issue Tuesday night, and created a tougher policy on head lice. Full story...
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Progress made in backlog of food stamp applications

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Officials at the state Department Health and Human Services say they have made significant progress in clearing a backlog of food stamp applications ahead of a federal deadline next week. Full story...
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Winter freeze leading to epidemic of cabin fever

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After three days of being cooped up, folks around the region are ready to venture outside. The winter weather can be fun for a little while, but now everyday tasks are becoming a hassle. Full story...
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Water main breaks, boil water advisory in effect

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videoA 12-inch water main, approximately 60 years of old, broke earlier Tuesday night and CFPUA crews are conducting the repair, requiring water service to be affected to the addresses listed above. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to use a foam roller

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videoPersonal trainers say when you use a foam roller, you'll want to go slowly and be careful. It might hurt at first but if you breathe through it, the foam roller will help you work out your knots so you can have a better workout. Full story...
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Five more flu deaths in NC

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videoState health officials say five more people died last week from flu-related illnesses in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 33 statewide. Full story...
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$3M Blue Cross gift aims for better NC food habits

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The foundation backed by North Carolina's largest health insurer is putting another $3 million into helping more children in child care to eat healthy and exercise. Full story...
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Early Childhood NC website up and running

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North Carolina has a website to help new parents learn what assistance the government can provide to help children grow up healthy and prepared for school. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: How foam rollers can smooth out your muscle knots

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videoTight and sore muscles don't really help when it comes to convincing yourself to go to the gym. But there is something actually at the gym, that can help you smooth out the knots. Full story...
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