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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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SpongeBob makes kids slow thinkers, study finds

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He may be one of the longest-running, best-loved cartoons in Nickelodeon history, but SpongeBob SquarePants is getting no love from child psychologists. According to research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, watching fast-paced cartoons like SpongeBob, even for just a few minutes, hinders abstract thinking, short-term memory and impulse control in preschoolers. Full story...
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Duke sued over cancer trials

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A lawsuit filed in North Carolina’s Durham County Superior Court accuses Duke University, Duke University Heath System and five doctors of exposing patients to unnecessary chemotherapy during fraudulent clinical trials. Full story...
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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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