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Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department

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video An outside investigation confirms some employee complaints at the Pender County Health Department. The University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is shedding some light into what exactly the department needs to do to solve management problems. Full story...
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Optimist Club sets up fund for kids' prescriptions

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A Wilmington civic group is jump starting a new fund to help out children in need. Optimist of the Port City established the Pediatric Pharmacy Fund. Full story...
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Dated medical supplies heading overseas to help

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Mission Ready is a program that collects expired medical and surgical supplies that cannot be used in the US due to strict guidelines. Doctors say the materials and supplies are still fine to use, especially in places like Haiti, which is still recovering from January's devastating earthquake. Full story...
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Eighth rabies case identified in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services authorities have confirmed the eighth case of rabies so far this year. On September 1, a Canterbury Road resident reported she had been attacked and bitten by a fox as she was getting into her car. Full story...
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Flu shots hit stores this week

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Nobody wants to get sick, but you can help avoid a sickly season, by getting your flu shot. This year, the H1N1 and seasonal flu are combined into one shot. Full story...
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Possibly tainted meats sold at Walmart recalled

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Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Full story...
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Cancer-stricken girl gets pink fire truck

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Kayla Nunnery was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year. Today she's not thinking about that. Instead, she's thinking pink. Full story...
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Wilmington researchers try to help solve adolescent depression

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video Overcoming depression can be an uphill battle, especially because the symptoms are difficult to recognize. This is especially true for teenagers. Full story...
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UPDATE: Prison officials rule out tuberculosis

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The department of corrections says all the test samples from inmates at Tabor Correctional are negative for tuberculosis. Full story...
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State wants to regulate drink choices at daycares

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video State lawmakers have their hands full this week coming up with a new budget. And as if that weren't enough, the House also approved a bill that legislates how much juice and milk kids can get in private daycares. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prison officials investigate inmate's illness

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videoA sick inmate at an area prison has the Department of Corrections testing for tuberculosis. On Tuesday Tabor Correctional officials removed a inmate from the prison after he complained numerous times about his health. The man was so sick that prison officials had to take him to Central Prison in Raleigh to get treated. Full story...
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"Pizza Diet Man" cycles into Wilmington on 30-day pizza bike tour

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videoCan you actually lose weight only eating pizza? A man who cycled into Wilmington says you can one slice at a time. Full story...
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Review pinpoints Pender Co. Board of Health problems, members fight over results

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video A health department divided. That's how an independent review described the Pender County Health Department. Monday night the Pender County Board of Health held a special meeting to discuss the report sparked by employee allegations. Full story...
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UPDATE: After "thorough investigation", Pender Board of Health says no Health Dept. workers taking illegal drugs

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video We also asked how she could call it a "thorough" investigation when no one was drug tested and if she actually expected someone to admit to using drugs during a question and answer session. Full story...
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Study fails to end debate on cancer, cell phone link

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Long-awaited data from an international study have found no evidence of increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phones, except in people who have the most exposure. Full story...
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