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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:17pm.

Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care.

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Asbestos haults work at new natural gas power plant
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 3:47pm.

video Asbestos has stopped construction of Progress Energy's new Sutton Natural Gas Plant on Highway 421 near Wilmington. Crews are investigating to make sure all traces are removed. About half a pound of the hazardous substance was found in what's believed to be old buried construction dating back more than 50 years.

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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 2:57pm.

video A Pender County family is searching for answers after the death of a brother and sister. Annie and Warren Gore were found dead in their homes in Willard Saturday after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Relatives say they might know where the disease came from.

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5-month-old released from hospital after heart transplant
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 9:48am.

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.

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Lions Club sponsors free eye screenings in Pender County
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 3:42pm.

Last week there was free dental care in Wilmington. This week it's free eye screenings in Pender County.

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6th rabies case reported in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 9:59am.

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.

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Rabid fox bites three in Oak Island
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:13am.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Patients camp out overnight for free dental clinic
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 9:29pm.

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.

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CFCC offers free dental clinic
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 3:48pm.

Hundreds of low-income residents will have the opportunity to see a dentist for free this weekend in downtown Wilmington.

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5-month-old girl recovering after heart transplant
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 2:52pm.

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.

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