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NC abortion-rights supporters pressure McCrory

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Abortion-rights supporters are planning to camp outside of Gov. Pat McCrory's executive mansion in a last-ditch effort to get him to veto new regulations they say could put clinics out of commission. Full story...
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Pender Co. horse dies of EEE

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videoThe Pender County Health Department says a four-year-old miniature stallion has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It's the third case of EEE reported in North Carolina so far this year and second case reported in our area. Full story...
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Wilmington Teen Attends JDRF Children's Congress in Washington

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A Wilmington teen represented North Carolina at the JDRF Children's Congress in Washington. He was one of 150 children with Juvenile Diabetes from around the country that gathered to lobby congress.video Full story...
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Doctor joins WPD SWAT team

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video A local physician recently graduated from CFCC's basic law enforcement training program. Dr. Jim Joachim has been sworn in as an auxiliary police officer with the Wilmington Police Department. He has been assigned as the tactical physician with the SWAT team. Full story...
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Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

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The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. Full story...
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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk

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videoA Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Beginner Cardio

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, personal trainer Brian Knox shows you several moves you can do in one-minute increments that get your heart racing and your fat burning. Full story...
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Despite new complaints, tour shows good conditions at Pender Co. Animal Shelter

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video In these dog days of summer, the Pender County Animal Shelter is still battling serious allegations. This time, critics have taken to Craigslist with their accusations. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Former investigator says no problems with birds at service station

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videoA former animal cruelty investigator says there are no problems with birds being raised at a Brunswick County service station. Full story...
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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Complaints filed about dozens of birds at Shallotte service station

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video An automotive service station with exotic birds for sale is ruffling some feathers. Complaints from people range from the birds being kept in hot conditions to too many of the animals in one cage. Full story...
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Company, owner to pay $19M for Leland Superfund site, back taxes

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A company and its owner have pleaded guilty in federal court for violations of environmental regulations that led to a Superfund site in Leland. Full story...
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NHRMC wants satellite ER

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videoNew Hanover Regional Medical Center has asked the state for permission to build a new emergency department in Wilmington, according to a release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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