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Kansas company recalls nearly 23K lbs. of meat

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Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, KS, is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products. Full story...
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NC prisoners' harvest to help depleted food banks

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North Carolina prisoners are working to harvest more than 13 tons of turnip greens for food banks faced with depleted supplies. Full story...
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Animal rescue groups want change in Columbus County

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video Dozens of animal rights activists from across the state told Columbus County Commissioners that changes need to be at the county's animal shelter. Full story...
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McCrory: US could force NC to expand Medicaid

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Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Join the party with Zumba

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videoBy now, many people have probably heard of Zumba. It's a high-energy and super-fun dance workout full of moves with many origins. The mantra in many Zumba classes is just keep moving and have fun. Full story...
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Obama addresses widespread health care problems

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President Barack Obama is acknowledging his health care law's rollout "hasn't worked as smoothly as it's supposed to work." Full story...
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Living with Autism: A local teen shares his story

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video Austin Smith is a brave young man on a mission to educate the world about Autism. He's a senior at Laney High School and for his senior project, Austin decided to get the word out when it comes to Autism. Full story...
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North Carolina teen pregnancies drop to new historic lows

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The 2012 teen pregnancy rate was 39.6 per 1,000 15-19 year old girls. In other words, fewer than 4% of 15-19 year old girls in North Carolina experienced a pregnancy last year. Full story...
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CFPUA issues boil water advisory for Love Grove community

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers living in Wilmington's Love Grove community. The advisory comes after a water main break in the area near the railroad tracks there. CFPUA crews worked to fix the issue, but say once service is restored, the entire community will be under the boil water advisory. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Pole Fitness not what you might think it's for

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videoWhen you hear the term 'pole dancing,' your eyebrows might raise a bit. While it seems a bit too risque for many, it's actually a great form of exercise. Full story...
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High-demand NC food banks getting funds

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North Carolina food banks faced with increased demand because of high unemployment and government assistance delays are getting nearly $3 million. Full story...
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Funding secured to continue WIC program in North Carolina

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North Carolina state government announced Thursday night it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program, two days after announcing the US government shutdown would force their suspension. Full story...
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Trio skateboarding to Key West to raise awareness, money for cancer research

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video Some friends are skateboarding for cancer. The group started their journey two weeks ago in Virginia Beach and are heading to Key West, FL. Full story...
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Lawmakers want quicker fix to NC Medicaid billing

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North Carolina General Assembly members want more assurances that delays for hospitals and doctors getting Medicaid claims paid through a new billing system will be fixed sooner rather than later. Full story...
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Dog days of fall

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videoIt was the dog days of fall this weekend at Wrightsville Beach Park for the 20th Annual Bark in the Park. Man’s best friend competed against fellow dogs in a frisbee-catching contest, and the competition was ruff. Full story...
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