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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Song of a Soldier

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video Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect anyone. In the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs reports upwards of 20% of Veterans suffer from it. A local band wrote a song about a soldier who lives that life. In part two of a special Extraordinary Person of the Week, the Song of a Soldier and how that music is helping those in need. Full story...
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PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC

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PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name. Full story...
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NC officials: Parents key to stop youth drinking

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North Carolina government leaders are encouraging parents to talk sooner to their children - particularly middle-school students - about the dangers of underage drinking. Parents are getting new resources to assist them. Full story...
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Group says NC abortion clinic rules fall short

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A group backing social conservative causes says proposed abortion clinic regulations released this week by North Carolina health officials don't go far enough. The head of the North Carolina Values Coalition also criticized Gov. Pat McCrory and his Department of Health and Human Services for getting input from abortion providers about the rules. Full story...
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Hospital looking to fill 60 open positions

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videoYS Companies is partnering with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to recruit new employees in a two day job fair. A team will be available to accept resumes and talk with candidates today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the YS Building located at 2517 Delaney Ave. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to trim up after Thanksgiving

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video Most of us tell ourselves all those calories we eat around the holidays don't count, but if you are looking to burn off some of your thanksgiving feast what's the best way to do it? WWAY's Heln Holt shows us how to trim some of those sides in this week's Fit Minute. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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2nd NC child dies from flu complications

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State health officials say a second child in North Carolina has died of complications from the flu. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported the death on its website Friday. While neither the child's age nor identity have been released, the website reports the victim was between 5 and 17 years old and died last week. Full story...
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NC Medicaid projects running in black this year

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North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year despite higher than expected spending in prescription drug use and continued enrollment growth for the state's health insurance program for poor people. Full story...
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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

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Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Full story...
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