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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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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

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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. Full story...
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Asbestos haults work at new natural gas power plant

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle

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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. Full story...
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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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