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Commissioners vote down family planning grant, Barfield regrets decision

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video Providing contraception for women has been a national topic for months, and now it has sparked debate in New Hanover County. Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Specialized pharmacies see greater demand as supply of some drugs lags

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videoNationwide, there is a long list of prescription drugs that are in short supply. From certain cancer medications to painkillers, the supply of these drugs is dwindling. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tenant says apartment complex would not deal with mold problem

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videoA moldy apartment has forced a Wilmington man to move. He claims the management company would not do anything about it. Full story...
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Merck: FDA won't OK its combo cholesterol drug now

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Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now. Full story...
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Family surrounds baby with love as she waits for new heart

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videoA Wilmington family says the happiest day of their life took a turn for the worse when they found out their newborn baby would have to struggle to survive. Full story...
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New law aims at keeping prescription drugs off the streets

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video Prescription drugs have become a threat. That's the message from law enforcement officers today. They came together to talk about a new law that could affect your next trip to the pharmacy. Full story...
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Fourth case of rabies this year in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control says the fourth case of rabies this year in the county has been confirmed. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive

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The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for US drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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The landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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