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Hampstead dentist earns international honor

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video A Pender County dentist recently received some international recognition. At just 32, Dr. Misael Otero, DDS, is also revolutionizing the field of dental implants. Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Dept. hosts flu shot clinic; walk-in hours start Monday

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Flu season is upon us, and flu shots are already available. The Brunswick County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow. You can go to the Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday beginning starting next week. Full story...
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Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

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Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. Full story...
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CFCC surgical technology students promote program

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The downtown campus of Cape Fear Community College turned into an operating room today. Students and faculty in the school's surgical technology program provided information about their field while giving away free goodies and even letting the public practice their skills in operation. Full story...
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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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Wilmington site added to EPA's Superfund list

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A New Hanover County business's property is among six new hazardous sites in the southeast added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund site. Full story...
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Company recalls canteloupes sold in several states, including NC

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North Carolina is one of 17 states where a Colorado company has recalled cantaloupes because of the potential of Listeria contamination. Full story...
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WWAY & Dr. Oz help raise awareness about ovarian cancer

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video Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, and it causes more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. Today WWAY NewsChannel 3 and Dr. Oz are teaming up to help raise awareness of the deadly disease. Full story...
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