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Fit Minute - Diving into a great workout

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, we're diving into a good time and a good workout. Water aerobics isn't just for the elderly. Anyone of any age can splash up some calorie burning without any impact on the joints. Full story...
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New year brings new NC law to protect pets

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videoWith the new year comes new laws, including one designed to protect animals. State leaders amended the existing law on animal shelters, in an effort to help owners find lost pets and relieve overcrowding at shelters among other things. Full story...
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Duke restricts visitors as NC flu deaths reach 8

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Duke University Health Systems is restricting patient visitors because of the rising number of flu cases even as public health officials say a third person in Guilford County has died from the illness. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Vicks VapoRub, a Mighty Salve

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On December 29, 1854 Lunsford Richardson, the inventor of Vicks VapoRub, was born in Johnston County. After graduating from Davidson College with a degree in Latin in 1875, Richardson joined his brother-in-law, Dr. Joshua Vick in Selma. There he used his Latin skills to learn the names of chemicals used as drugs and become a pharmacist. Full story...
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Hermitage House fined $2,000 in death of patient

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An assisted living home in Wilmington has been fined $2,000 for not taking a patient who fell to the doctor. Authorities say the patient suffered a broken neck and died several days later. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Sweat while you sit

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video While doing aerobics, doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up and muscles engaged will suffice. So, why not sit down while you do it? That's what some people are doing! They're sitting and sweating. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bacteria in well drive former tenant to court

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videoSamples from the North Carolina Health Department show a certain type of bacteria is living in a Castle Hayne well. Former tenant Tracy Clark says not even her dog would drink the water at 5701 Orange Street in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Hagan's newborn screening bill advances in Senate

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videoA bill to help save the lives of babies is advancing in the US Senate. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is one of the sponsors of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act. It got unanimous approval in committee yesterday and now heads to the full Senate. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Kickboxing

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, people are still kicking and punching their way to 'knockout' bodies. Instructors say kickboxing will not only keep you fit, it will also keep you sane! Full story...
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E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles

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video Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness

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videoA Sneads Ferry man says an attempt to quit smoking may cost him his eyesight. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Stepping up step aerobics

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videoStep aerobics was very popular in the '90s. While many people still take classes, others avoid them because they just don't think they're coordinated enough. So, many gyms offer both Les Mills Body Step and Body Step Athletic allowing you to choose whether you want more dance or more grunt. Full story...
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CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

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video A long-awaited study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. Full story...
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Three NC deaths blamed on flu

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videoThe NC Department of Health and Human Services says three people have died after being infected with seasonal influenza. The patients were from Eastern North Carolina, the Triad region and the Charlotte area. Full story...
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