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NC House votes to bar sex-selective abortions

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House Republicans seeking to further restrict abortions in North Carolina have passed a bill barring the procedures on the basis of the gender of the fetus. Full story...
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NC House bill frees midwives of supervision

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Certified midwives could practice without the supervision of a physician in North Carolina under a bill making its way through the House. Full story...
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Parental consent for treatment of STDs in NC bill

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require minors seeking treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other problems to get parental consent first. Full story...
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1 NC city, 2 in SC among tops for unmarried moms

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A new US Census report finds that a North Carolina city is No. 2 in the country for its percentage of recent unmarried mothers, and two South Carolina cities are in the Top 10. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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VA officially opens long-awaited superclinic in Wilmington

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video Today was the grand opening for the long-awaited VA regional superclinic. The 80,000 square foot facility will allow veterans to receive a new array of services, including day surgery, mental health, cardiology and MRIs. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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Kids get active for Healthy Kids Day

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videoKids in New Hanover County took advantage of the beautiful weather Saturday by getting active. Healthy Kids Day at Empie Park is an annual event that encourages kids to get off the couch and get outside. The program offered a variety of activities from soccer to roller-racing. Full story...
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Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic continues Saturday

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videoThe North Carolina Missions of Mercy dental clinic continues at Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center tomorrow. Full story...
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Giant game of Chutes & Ladders had bigger meaning

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video Kids in Wilmington put their skills to the test this morning with a giant game of Chutes & Ladders. Full story...
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Dozens line up for Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic Thursday

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videoFor the second year in a row, Cape Fear Community College will host the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic. Full story...
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Missions of Mercy to help hundreds in need of dental care

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videoCape Fear Community College hosts the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental Clinic tomorrow and Saturday. The two-day event at the Schwartz Center provides hundreds of economically disadvantaged people essential dental services. Full story...
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Higher premiums for overweight, smoking workers could help Columbus Co. trim fat

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video Of the 100 counties in North Carolina, Columbus County has been recognized as the unhealthiest. A cost-saving measure by the county could reward county employees for living a healthier lifestyle. Full story...
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County gives CFCC $600,000 to fix mold problem

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videoCape Fear Community College is doing some work to fix a mold and mildew problem in a building on campus. Employees first noticed a problem in the McLeod Building on the downtown campus in December. Full story...
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NC House bill requires schools to keep epi-pens

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Some North Carolina lawmakers and advocates want to require schools to keep a supply of epinephrine pens to treat potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Full story...
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