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Court orders NC school to allow teen to attend

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A judge says a North Carolina teenager barred from attending school over fears about Ebola can return to class. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: "Relive Your Dream"

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videoLet's face it, the older we get the harder it can get to be as active as we were in the younger years. This week's Extraordinary Person of the Week doesn't live by those standards. Matter of fact, at the age of 80, Dick Secondo is running circles around some folks half his age. He wants others here in the Cape Fear to realize that age doesn't have to be a number! Full story...
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Catawba County euthanizes 87 cats for disease

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Catawba County authorities have euthanized nearly 90 cats after two were found dead from a contagious disease. Full story...
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Fort Bragg to be among 5 US bases to isolate Ebola-mission troops

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U.S. officials say the top U.S. military officer has designated five U.S. bases where American troops would be housed and isolated for 21 days upon returning from Africa after serving in the Ebola-response mission. The officials said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a plan Friday that lists Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as quarantine locations. The U.S. also hopes to use bases in Italy and Germany for troops based in that region. Full story...
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HAPPENING TOMORROW: Free health screenings for veterans

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videoIn honor of Veterans Day, staff at Wilmington Surgical Associates are donating their time on Saturday to perform free vascular and blood pressure screenings to area veterans. Full story...
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DENR reclassifies Sutton Lake, raises dam hazard level

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video State regulators have reclassified Sutton Lake in New Hanover County in a move that environmentalists hope means greater protection from possible pollution from a nearby power plant. Full story...
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UPDATE: Murrayville Road cell tower meeting continued

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video Homeowners upset about a possible cell phone tower in their backyard took their concerns to the New Hanover County planning board Thursday night. T-Mobile's plan to build a 150 foot cell tower off of Murrayville Road brought out quite the crowd to Thursday's public hearing. Full story...
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NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans

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videoNorth Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate." Full story...
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Second test confirms negative result for Ebola patient

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videoA subsequent test of a new specimen provided by the patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham has resulted in a confirmed negative laboratory diagnosis for Ebola. Full story...
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Family plans to mark Billy Graham's 96th birthday

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Forget about another big birthday blowout for the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham plans to celebrate his 96th birthday Friday with family and friends. Last year, 900 people attended a two-hour party for the North Carolina-born evangelist at an Asheville hotel. Full story...
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