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Learn to care for someone battling Alzheimer's Disease

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Local program trains individuals trying to care for family members with Alzheimer's Disease. Full story...
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Little girl gets creative to prevent brain damage from hair bows

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It's an injury you may have never thought possible: a fractured skull from a hair tie. But it happened to one little girl right here in the Cape Fear, and it may be more common than you think. Full story...
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Benefit to help 10-year-old in fight against rare disease

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video Three years ago a little girl with the world at her feet was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease with no cure. Now 10-year-old Ellie White hopes to build awareness and help others. Full story...
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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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