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DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola

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North Carolina is working with health care providers to prepare in the event of a case of Ebola being discovered in the state. Full story...
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NC State Fair presents new fried food offerings

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The vendors at this year's N.C. State Fair have found something new to drop in a fryer. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Ragin' Cajun booth will be selling deep-fried bananas Foster, the classic New Orleans dessert where bananas are sauteed in rum and brown sugar and served with vanilla ice cream. Full story...
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Two months after announcing cuts, Dosher now hiring

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videoAfter announcing the layoffs of dozens of employees in late August, officials with Dosher Memorial Hospital said they have a new announcement -- they're hiring. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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Free flu shots offered at Camp Lejeune, New River

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The Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune is offering free flu vaccinations for active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their family members. Full story...
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Fit Minute: Keeping up with the kids

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videoSummer is now over and your kids are back in school. So how do you make a transition back into a lifestyle that will help you keep up with your kids? Full story...
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Drugmaker provides experimental drug for Ebola use

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A North Carolina drugmaker says it is providing an experimental antiviral drug for patients with Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Chimerix Inc. says physicians sought federal permission to use company's drug, called brincidofovir, which is in late-stage testing for other types of viruses. The company did not identify the physicians making the request. Full story...
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Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies

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A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization is flying about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, outlined the mission at a news conference Wednesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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Health officials say NC infant mortality rate down

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State health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate in 2013 matches the rate three years ago as the lowest ever. The Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. Full story...
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