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UPDATE: Prison officials rule out tuberculosis

The department of corrections says all the test samples from inmates at Tabor Correctional are negative for tuberculosis.

State wants to regulate drink choices at daycares

video State lawmakers have their hands full this week coming up with a new budget. And as if that weren't enough, the House also approved a bill that legislates how much juice and milk kids can get in private daycares.

ONLY ON 3: Prison officials investigate inmate’s illness

videoA sick inmate at an area prison has the Department of Corrections testing for tuberculosis. On Tuesday Tabor Correctional officials removed a inmate from the prison after he complained numerous times about his health. The man was so sick that prison officials had to take him to Central Prison in Raleigh to get treated.

“Pizza Diet Man” cycles into Wilmington on 30-day pizza bike tour

videoCan you actually lose weight only eating pizza? A man who cycled into Wilmington says you can one slice at a time.

Review pinpoints Pender Co. Board of Health problems, members fight over results

video A health department divided. That's how an independent review described the Pender County Health Department. Monday night the Pender County Board of Health held a special meeting to discuss the report sparked by employee allegations.

UPDATE: After “thorough investigation”, Pender Board of Health says no Health Dept. workers taking illegal drugs

video We also asked how she could call it a "thorough" investigation when no one was drug tested and if she actually expected someone to admit to using drugs during a question and answer session.

Study fails to end debate on cancer, cell phone link

Long-awaited data from an international study have found no evidence of increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phones, except in people who have the most exposure.

Allergies may need more than OTC

Doctors say a cold winter combined with plants blooming at the same time and little rain have led to an increase in pollen. Also, allergies can happen at an older age, so you may suddenly be struck with allergies for the first time this season.

Pollen setting records this spring

video This spring we've seen pollen everywhere. The yellow stuff has been giving people across the area fits, but is it worse than usual?

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Two NC lawmakers who contract COVID were on same hunting trip

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon of Brunswick County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

Portion of Wrightsville Ave. closed for emergency sewer repair

A portion of Wrightsville Avenue closed to traffic on Tuesday so crews could make an emergency sewer repair.

Surf City to vote on paid parking again

The Town of Surf City is considering paid parking, again. 

Car chase ends after driver collides with Bladen County sheriff’s deputy

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Community Impact Team (CIT) were in the Bladenboro area on Friday in response to community complaints of narcotics activity.