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NC agency approves health plans for exchange

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North Carolina insurance regulators have approved health plans that will be available to residents under the federal health care law, but aren't releasing details. Full story...
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State health director resigns after 18 months

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North Carolina's state health director resigned Tuesday after 18 months on the job. Full story...
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Dunn hotel shut down because of bedbug complaints

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Health officials in Harnett County have ordered the closing of a Dunn hotel after discovering bedbugs. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Intermediate Cardio

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video In this week's Fit Minute, Brian Knox makes you step it up a few notches. He still shows you six moves you can do in minute increments but he wants you to do them with more intensity. Full story...
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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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