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NHRMC, Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology get $1.5 million grant from National Cancer Institute

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Zimmer Cancer Center and Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology have been awarded a $1.58 million grant over the next three years from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Full story...
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McCrory signs health care, NC employee bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a new law will help North Carolina consumers make better health care decisions and help his administration run state government more effectively. Full story...
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NC expands psychiatry via video conferencing

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North Carolina is expanding the ability of doctors and other counselors to make long-distance evaluations of people who may be suffering mental breakdowns. Full story...
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Flap continues over Lejeune health assessment

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videoA bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base. Full story...
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TODAY: CFCC students head back to class, new Union Station opens

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videoOver 9,000 have registered for classes at Cape Fear Community College for fall classes that begin today, and if enrollment is any indication, the local demand for job training and affordable higher education remains strong. Full story...
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Federal loan to help Dosher modernize

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital has been working for this day for several years. Monday the hospital celebrated an $8.5 million, low-interest loan from USDA Rural Development. The facility will use the money to renovate all 25 rooms. Full story...
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Fort Bragg worker may have exposed students to TB

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Health officials in Cumberland County say a school worker at Fort Bragg may have exposed more than a dozen people to tuberculosis. Full story...
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Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo recall ground beef: E. coli risk

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Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are recalling some ground beef because of the risk that the meat has been contaminated with E. coli. Full story...
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NC law takes effect banning e-cigarettes to minors

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videoAt North Carolina smoke shops and other retailers, the warning signs are going up. A law banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors takes effect Thursday. Full story...
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McCrory's cookie offer to abortion rights protesters crumbles

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Gov. Pat McCrory stunned abortion rights protesters outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh Tuesday by hand-delivering them a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The protesters, who were dressed in 1950s era outfits, gave them back. Full story...
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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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