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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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Sebelius announces nursing grant in NC

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is announcing a $200 million grant to train advanced practice registered nurses. Full story...
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Adult care home plan for NC under way

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North Carolina's state health agency is moving ahead with a plan to help move mentally ill residents from adult care homes to affordable housing and less restrictive living conditions. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ivey Hayes says miracle moved gift of art to left hand

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video Local artist Ivey Hayes is famous for his unique, colorful paintings. Sadly, Hayes was temporarily left crippled and unable to paint. But now he says a miracle has given him a way to continue his passion. Full story...
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NC ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children

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A new study ranks North Carolina s 34th in the nation in terms of the overall wellbeing of its children. Full story...
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NC's Planned Parenthood gets federal funding

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North Carolina lawmakers refused to provide funding to Planned Parenthood, but the women's health organization has obtained a federal grant worth three times as much as the state refused to provide. Full story...
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Third chicken tests positive for EEE in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. This marks the third positive chicken in the last three weeks. Full story...
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Clinton lauds headway in battle against AIDS

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it's possible to virtually eliminate HIV-infected births and the US is donating $80 million in new funding to help poor countries reach that goal. Full story...
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Free golf clinic teaches children life lessons

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videoAccording to the Wilmington Junior Golf Academy, golf makes children more grounded and productive. Learn about FREE programs for your children. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's goes to court to appeal smoking fines

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The owner of the Kickback Jack's in Wilmington has asked the New Hanover County District Court to reverse the county board of health's decision to uphold fines against the restaurant for violating state smoking laws. Full story...
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