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Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:00pm.

A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization is flying about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, outlined the mission at a news conference Wednesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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Health officials say NC infant mortality rate down
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:55pm.

State health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate in 2013 matches the rate three years ago as the lowest ever. The Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births.

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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:36pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration.

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:18pm.

videoFederal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

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Surf City doctor's license suspended for drug use, substandard care, conduct
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:56am.

videoA Surf City doctor's license has been suspended after the NC Medical Board says he violated several standards for being a doctor in North Carolina, including drug abuse, substandard care and conduct issues.

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FIT MINUTE - Get fit on your lunch break
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:19pm.

videoMany people don't believe it's possible to work out their whole body in less time. Many think you just can't get the same effect as if you were exercising for hours. But, according to WWAY's Helen Holt, it is possible. She shows us in the Fit Minute.

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Charlotte doctors face drug charges
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:46pm.

Charlotte police have charged two eye doctors with drug trafficking after investigators said the doctors wrote fake hydrocodone prescriptions for some patients and stole the pills. Police said in a statement that Dr. Benjamin Hobbs and Dr. Samuel Hobbs are each charged with trafficking in opiates, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and larceny. The brothers own Clear View Eye Care.

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RN: 'We're seeing them get sick very rapidly'
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:54pm.

videoWe're reaching the start of flu season but the flu isn't the only thing floating around right now. The mysterious respiratory virus that has had a large impact in the midwest now has reached North Carolina.

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Autism insurance in NC subject of pro-Tillis ad
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:44pm.

An group that says it's not required to disclose donors is spending another $2 million on television ads promoting U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis by highlighting his support for requiring insurance coverage for autism disorders.

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Food Bank egg-cited about big donation
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:48am.

videoIt was an "egg-cellent" day for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Wilmington.

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