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5 dead from rare meningitis, FDA warns against drug maker

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video An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has spread to North Carolina. The fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. Full story...
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Baby born at Hoggard High School

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A Hoggard High School student gave birth today on campus in one of the school's bathroom stalls. The baby was born around 3:30 p.m. right as school was letting out. Full story...
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Stores pull peanut butter, other spreads after salmonella scare

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video Peanut butter lovers listen up. A jar of your favorite spread could make you sick. Fears of salmonella contamination has one of the nation's largest manufacturers of peanut butter pulling its products. Full story...
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Medicine drop offers proper way to dispose of old prescriptions

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Volunteers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a pill drop Saturday afternoon for anyone with expired or unwanted medication. Full story...
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Four of Leland quintuplets out of the hospital

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video Four down and one to go. Almost all of the Leland quintuplets are out of the hospital after being born in Arizona September 4. Full story...
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PPD Beach2Battleship Triathalon heroes announced

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2012 team of inspirational athletes serving as PPD Heroes and competing in the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon on Oct. 20. Full story...
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NC high school wrestler dies after workout

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A Scotland High School student has died after he collapsed during a wrestling workout. Full story...
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Already deemed unhealthiest, many in Columbus County won't buckle up

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video In April, Columbus County was ranked the unhealthiest in the state. Now county residents are considered the least likely in the state to wear a seat belt. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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Former Wilmington girl unable to walk or talk, disease unknown to doctors

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Brianna Skriver, a former Ogden Elementary School student, is now one of only 100 people admitted to a national program for undiagnosed diseases. Her regression started around age five, when Brianna played soccer for Cape Fear. Full story...
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