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FIT MINUTE - Lower body stretching

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we focus on stretching again. But, we're elongating and relaxing the lower body this week. Personal trainers say because many of you sit nearly all day long your leg muscles are probably super tight. So, we'll show you a series of stretches you can do to loosen them up. It will not only many you feel better but it will also make you perform better. Full story...
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NC waste management director retiring in June

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North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years. Full story...
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2nd annual Wilmington Race for the Cure hits the streets

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video The streets of downtown Wilmington ran pink this weekend as hundreds came out to participate in Wilmington's second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Full story...
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Norovirus reported at Charlotte care centers

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Mecklenburg County medical officials say norovirus has been reported at a half-dozen long-term care centers in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina's $13 billion health care system. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State inspections confirm complaints about Bladen jail conditions

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videoA trip to jail is not a visit to a luxury hotel, but there is a basic expectation of safety and health conditions. For months, though, we've heard complaints about problems inside the Bladen County Jail, and they're not just from inmates. They're also coming from state regulators. Full story...
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Pender Co. company earns top honor for commitment to worker safety

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videoThe NC Department of Labor awarded a Pender County company with a top honor today. Wilmington Box Company received the SHARP award for its safety and health conditions for workers. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Stretching your upper body

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videoBefore or after your workout personal trainers say you need to stretch. But, many forget to or just don't want to. WWAY's Makenzi Henderson shows you why you'll want to take the extra time to release and open up your muscles. She focuses on the upper body in this week's Fit Minute. Full story...
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Flu expert discusses deadly season across North Carolina

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videoThis winter has been a particularly tough flu season. Last week eight people in North Carolina died from complications associated with the flu, including one person in Pender County. "The flu is just not the common cold," NHRMC epidemiologist Dr. Paul Kamitsuka said. "It kills." Full story...
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Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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North Carolina officials report 8 more flu deaths

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Health officials in North Carolina say eight more people died of flu-related illnesses last week, raising the death toll to 74 for the season dating back to November. Full story...
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NC high school student dies from disease

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Orange County health officials say a 14-year-old student at East Chapel Hill High School has died from an illness linked to meningitis. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff Benston still won't talk about issues inside Bladen County Jail

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videoFor months we've tried speaking with Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston several times since first looking into problems at the county jail. In November, he referred us to County Attorney Leslie Johnson. So we sent Johnson a long list of questions and concerns about the jail in November, December, January and now February. Today we got some answers. Sort of. Full story...
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