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ONLY ON 3: East Duplin students' anti-smoking video garners national praise

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videoSome North Carolina high school students are spreading the word about the dangers of using tobacco through a touching video. It was even entered into a national contest and came among the best in country. Full story...
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NC Mental Health director dies in bicycle crash

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The head of North Carolina's mental health division has been killed after his bicycle collided with a tractor trailer in Raleigh. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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Race supports local cancer survivors

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videoA free program at the YMCA helps cancer survivors heal. Full story...
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Southport considers cannon policy after man claims hearing damage

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video The firing of a historic cannon is a tradition in Southport. But after a man claimed he suffered permanent hearing damage from the cannon, the city is considering a new policy for future blasts. Full story...
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Local groups provide thousands of meals for kids

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videoGolden Corral and other organizations partner to feed children. Full story...
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Young adults react to health care law tax

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video One of the more popular parts of President Obama's health care law upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday is the measure allowing adults up until the age of 25 coverage under their parents plan. However, once they turn 26, young adults will be forced to buy their own insurance or be hit with a potentially big new tax. Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer both against health care law

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While divisions on the Supreme Court's ruling today on health care reform have typically been along party lines, southeastern North Carolina's incumbent Democrat in Congress and the Republican challenging him for his seat have similar views on the law and the court ruling. Full story...
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NC lawmakers won't act on part of US health reform

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North Carolina lawmakers have no plans to meet a deadline to create a new one-stop shop to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance despite a landmark US Supreme Court ruling. Full story...
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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

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video The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. Full story...
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