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Walmart pulls formula after baby's death

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Walmart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it died from a rare infection. Full story...
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State finishes report on cement plant hearings

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The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has completed its report on public hearings about the proposed Titan Cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Bid for empty Brunswick hospital could lead to mental health facility

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video Thirty-two acres of real estate off US 17 is for sale if you can beat the current $1.5 million bid. Brunswick County is selling the old Community Hospital. Last night, commissioners accepted one bid, but it's not a done deal yet. Full story...
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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

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Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies. Full story...
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NC Medicaid contract scrutinized by auditors

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State auditors are questioning how a contract to overhaul and operate the claims processing system for North Carolina's Medicaid program became bogged down with cost overruns and a nearly two-year delay. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Teacher's coworkers hold fundraisers for a new kidney

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video Instead of her two front teeth for Christmas, Rocky Point Primary kindergarten teacher Beth Mills just wants a new Kidney. She has about five percent kidney function. Full story...
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ADHD drugs safe for adults' hearts, research finds

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The biggest study of its kind says Ritalin and other drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder are safe for adults' hearts. Full story...
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Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak

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A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States. Full story...
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Community comes together for Christmas clean-up to help Castle Hayne family faced with leukemia

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video The holidays are a time for family, friends and festive decorations; all of which came together this weekend for one Castle Hayne family dealing with the news that a beloved wife and mother must battle leukemia. Full story...
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FDA panel backs overall benefit of Yaz pills

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A majority of medical experts has voted that Yaz and other popular birth control pills remain a beneficial option for women, despite an increasing number of studies suggesting the drugs are more likely to cause dangerous blood clots than older birth control pills. Full story...
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