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Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer

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videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer. Full story...
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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

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videoAs CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. Full story...
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Dozens of jobs affected as Dosher looks to cut costs

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital has announced some details of its plan to cut costs. "It kind of hurts," Dosher volunteer Verda Darrell said. Full story...
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Dosher trustees vote to cut staff

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videoTrustees have decided how Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will cut costs to make up for financial struggles. Last month WWAY was first to report the hospital was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages. Full story...
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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

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A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret "Mardy" Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family. Full story...
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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

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For Robert McCauley, the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says he's heard complaints from friends about the long wait to see doctors. Full story...
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Dosher trustees plan to meet on possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital trustees will meet later this week to talk about the hospital's financial struggles, which could mean cuts. Full story...
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Mission Ready program sends medical supplies overseas

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video The New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Mission Ready program shipped medical supplies Saturday to a hospital half way across the world in hopes to be sustainable and to help those in need of treatment. Full story...
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Ice bucket challenge goes viral, but what is ALS?

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videoThe ice bucket challenge is soaking the nation, but what exactly is ALS? Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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