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EEE reported in New Hanover, Bladen, Robeson

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Two horses were euthanized this month after contracting a mosquito-borne disease, known as Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Road back from heart surgery brings Celtics' Wilcox home

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video Chris Wilcox is back in Columbus County this week for his annual basketball camp, but this year there's a special set of circumstances surrounding it. He's just signed a new deal after a major heart surgery. Full story...
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FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS. Full story...
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First Chairman of NHRMC Board of Trustees passes away

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A Wilmington businessman who played a pivotal role in the founding of New Hanover Regional Medical Center has died. Full story...
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Residents voice opinions on smoking ban at Carolina Beach

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video Should smoking be snuffed out at Carolina Beach? That’s what town leaders asked members of the public Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wake Forest Baptist study suggests Tasers don’t cause cardiac complications

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Taser shots to the chest are no more dangerous than those delivered to other body locations, according to a new study by one of the country’s leading experts on the devices. Full story...
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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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