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North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

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State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Officials said two people died from the flu last week, bringing the deaths from the viral illness to 100. Full story...
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Full story...
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NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

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Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler. Full story...
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"One Cup of Tea" provides healthcare to more than 50,000 Hondurans

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The first annual "One Cup of Tea" fills the cup of many in need, A fundraiser in support of Saludhondu. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Mom on a Mission

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videoPamela Heyward is our Extraordinary Person of the Week for inventing something that helps her daughters and could also help other Type 1 diabetics. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to find the motivation to go to the gym

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videoWhen it comes to working out, getting yourself to the gym is often the hardest part. But, it doesn't have to be. Personal trainers say you just have to find out what gets you off the couch and out the door. That motivation might come from the scale, your doctor, or an upcoming event. Full story...
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Pollen season can mean extra trouble for asthma sufferers

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videoTwo weeks into spring means allergy season is in full swing. If you have been outside, you have seen all the pollen covering just about everything. Full story...
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Long, cold winter could mean especially bad allergy season

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videoThat light yellow dusting on your windshield is a sure sign spring is here, and so is allergy season. This year it could be worse than usual. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Couple 'couples up' at the gym

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videoIt's wedding season and that means a lot of couples are trying to look their best for all of those pictures! Personal trainers say it's a lot easier to commit to the gym when you have a partner. In the second of a two-part series, WWAY's Makenzi Henderson introduces you to a couple team in this week's Fit minute. Full story...
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Eagerness, anger at NC health coverage deadline

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Efforts by the Obama administration and more than 100 North Carolina hospitals, community- and safety-net organizations to get people to sign up for subsidized private health insurance are reaching the end. Full story...
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Health care website stumbles on last day

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The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. Full story...
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CFPUA to shut off water along N. 4th St. Friday

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videoParts of northern Wilmington will lose water service for a few hours Friday afternoon as CFPUA crews replace three water valves. Full story...
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Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting

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The heat has been turned up on North Carolina's health agency secretary by legislative leaders questioning whether her office can operate the department effectively and pull off Medicaid reform. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall estimated from $69M to $140M

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North Carolina officials say they expect a funding shortfall for the state's Medicaid system for this fiscal year. But it doesn't appear at the moment to be as large as last year. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Mom and daughter strengthen relationship at gym

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videoStarting a workout or diet program is not easy, especially alone. So, some find a partner with whom they can share their successes and challenges. Full story...
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