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Blue Cross and Blue Shield to issue refunds, raise rates

North Carolina's largest health insurer says it will refund $155 million to more than 215,000 individual policyholders as a result of the Affordable Care Act that took effect earlier this year.

Health Department starts flu shots

video Flu season has arrived, and the New Hanover County Health Department is trying to do everything it can to make sure you're ready. This year, the H1N1 strain is included in the regular shot, so there's only need for one needle.

Gov. Purdue decides not to investigate UNC insurance claim

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue officially responded to Students for Life of America's request for an investigation into the UNC System's abortion health care policy.

Review shows problems, possible solutions in Pender Health Department

video An outside investigation confirms some employee complaints at the Pender County Health Department. The University of North Carolina's School of Public Health is shedding some light into what exactly the department needs to do to solve management problems.

Optimist Club sets up fund for kids’ prescriptions

A Wilmington civic group is jump starting a new fund to help out children in need. Optimist of the Port City established the Pediatric Pharmacy Fund.

Dated medical supplies heading overseas to help

Mission Ready is a program that collects expired medical and surgical supplies that cannot be used in the US due to strict guidelines. Doctors say the materials and supplies are still fine to use, especially in places like Haiti, which is still recovering from January's devastating earthquake.

Eighth rabies case identified in New Hanover County

New Hanover County Animal Control Services authorities have confirmed the eighth case of rabies so far this year. On September 1, a Canterbury Road resident reported she had been attacked and bitten by a fox as she was getting into her car.

Flu shots hit stores this week

Nobody wants to get sick, but you can help avoid a sickly season, by getting your flu shot. This year, the H1N1 and seasonal flu are combined into one shot.

Possibly tainted meats sold at Walmart recalled

Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

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White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Delaware picks up come from behind win over UNCW Men’s Basketball

A 10-foot jumper by senior guard Ryan Allen with 15.9 seconds left lifted Delaware to a 67-62 victory over UNCW, salvaging a split of the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball series on Sunday afternoon in Trask Coliseum.

Biden to lift Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in military

Multiple people familiar with the matter confirm to ABC News that President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday that will lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Sanford and Son’ actor Gregory Sierra dies

Gregory Sierra, who had memorable roles in the 1970s sitcoms “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son,” has died after battling cancer. He was 83.