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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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Campaign says Santorum's daughter is recovering

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's campaign says his hospitalized daughter is recovering and could be released soon. Full story...
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NC equine owners urged to talk about vaccination

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Horse owners across North Carolina are being advised to discuss their annual vaccination procedures with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases. Full story...
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Rabid raccoon found in New Hanover County after fight with dogs

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A raccoon in New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. The Animal Services Unit got word from the state lab today of the positive test of the animal found on Sycamore Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Proposal unveiled to close NC Medicaid shortfall

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It sounds like Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration and Republican legislative leaders have a plan to close an estimated $150 million shortfall in Medicaid expected by the end of June. Full story...
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Komen, Race for the Cure expanding to Wilmington

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced today it is expanding its footprint from the Triangle to the coast. The group will also bring the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Wilmington next spring. Full story...
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NC deadline for personal care services pushed back

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says federal Medicaid regulators have given the state an extension until the end of the year to comply fully with new requirements about personal care services. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Survey says Columbus unhealthiest county in the state; Bladen lags while New Hanover makes top 10

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video Unhealthy habits continue to plague Columbus County. A report released today shows the county is again the unhealthiest in the state, taking into account several factors including obesity and inactivity. Full story...
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