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Local pediatrician writes funny, informative book on fatherhood

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videoA local pediatrician couples education with humor in a new book about parenting. Full story...
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Nine-year-old honored as hero

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New Hanover County Commissioners and emergency responders say a nine-year-old girl is a hero. Ella Flewwellin saved her mom's life by calling 911 when she had a seizure. Full story...
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NC teen smoking rates reach historic lows

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A survey presented by the state Department of Health and Human Services says the percentage of North Carolina teens who smoke has hit an all-time low. Full story...
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Free kids health screenings Saturday

"Kids Health and Fun Day" happens Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School in Ash.

Kids will enjoy pony rides, bounce houses, petting zoo and more. Parents, treat your children to free scoliosis screenings, spinal checks, eye exams and dental exams.

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NC bill supports compensation for eugenics victims

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State legislators have filed a bill recommending that people forcibly sterilized decades ago in North Carolina get $50,000 each. Full story...
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NC disability rights group files federal complaint

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A disability rights group has filed a federal complaint charging that North Carolina children in private psychiatric facilities did not receive proper educational services. Full story...
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Jordan adds Novant hospitals to endorsement list

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Michael Jordan is perhaps the world's best known pitchman. Now a North Carolina hospital group is joining the likes of Nike and Hanes in having Wilmington's hoops legend promote them. Full story...
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New program helps bring local produce to your table

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video Looking for fresh, locally grown produce, but don't have the time to shop around? We might have a solution for you. The Feast Down East local food buying club recently opened to the public, and it does not just benefit your health. Full story...
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FDA advisers recommend approving weight loss drug

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Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the US in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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The state lab has confirmed two more cases of rabies in raccoons in New Hanover County. They are the seventh and eighth cases of the disease in the county this year. Full story...
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