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Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:47pm.

videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer.

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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:25am.

videoAs CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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Dozens of jobs affected as Dosher looks to cut costs
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:47pm.

videoDosher Memorial Hospital has announced some details of its plan to cut costs. "It kind of hurts," Dosher volunteer Verda Darrell said.

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Dosher trustees vote to cut staff
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:07pm.

videoTrustees have decided how Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will cut costs to make up for financial struggles. Last month WWAY was first to report the hospital was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages.

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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:39pm.

A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret "Mardy" Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family.

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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:37pm.

For Robert McCauley, the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says he's heard complaints from friends about the long wait to see doctors.

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Dosher trustees plan to meet on possible cuts
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:29pm.

videoDosher Memorial Hospital trustees will meet later this week to talk about the hospital's financial struggles, which could mean cuts.

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Mission Ready program sends medical supplies overseas
Submitted by Helen Holt on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 7:37pm.

video The New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Mission Ready program shipped medical supplies Saturday to a hospital half way across the world in hopes to be sustainable and to help those in need of treatment.

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Ice bucket challenge goes viral, but what is ALS?
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:53pm.

videoThe ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation, but what exactly is ALS?

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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:23am.

videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county.

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