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5-month-old released from hospital after heart transplant

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A baby who received a heart transplant just 12 days ago has been released from the hospital. Hannah Dombroski got her new heart two weeks ago after doctors discovered she had an inoperable tumor in February. Full story...
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Lions Club sponsors free eye screenings in Pender County

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Last week there was free dental care in Wilmington. This week it's free eye screenings in Pender County. Full story...
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6th rabies case reported in New Hanover County

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The State Lab says a raccoon found in Carolina Beach Sunday tested positive for rabies. It's the sixth positive rabies test in New Hanover County so far this year. Full story...
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Rabid fox bites three in Oak Island

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a man was working in his yard Sunday and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor's garage, where a husband and wife were working. The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times. It then bit the husband once. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Patients camp out overnight for free dental clinic

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video Dentistry is a service many of us take for granted but for those in need with low income their teeth may have to wait. This Friday and Saturday the North Carolina Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic is an answer to their prayers. Full story...
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CFCC offers free dental clinic

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Hundreds of low-income residents will have the opportunity to see a dentist for free this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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5-month-old girl recovering after heart transplant

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A five-month-old Wilmington girl has the new heart she's been waiting for. Hannah Dombrowski received a heart transplant Friday night after waiting since February, when doctors found an inoperable tumor on her heart. Full story...
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Pender Health Department again at center of political controversy

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videoThe Health Department in Pender County is sparking tensions among county commissioners. Both the Health Board and Health Department have had issues in the past. This time questions about the board brought a heated exchange at a County Commission meeting. Full story...
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Man rowing up East Coast for good cause

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video One man says it's his mission to row from Miami to New York City all in the name of a good cause. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach group one step closer to butt-free beach

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video The debate on whether to ban smoking continued tonight at the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting. Supporters of the ban got one step closer to reaching their dream of a butt free beach. A group supporting the smoking ban presented the board with a stack of signed petitions. Full story...
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