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Audit: change in health insurance could help 10,000 more kids

A state audit says about ten-thousand more children could receive government-sponsored health insurance. But it requires a change in the way North Carolina processes medical claims, which the audit says would free up $16 million.

Rainbow of foods benefits health

What you eat could reduce your risk of cancer, according to a new study. Having a rainbow of foods on your plate benefits your health.

Are your friends making you fat?

Researchers from Harvard Medical School looked at weight gain among 12,000 people in a study tracking relatives, friends and neighbors for more than 30 years. The results published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that people are more likely to become obese if their friends and family put on excess weight.

N.C. inspectors looking for recalled Castleberry’s food products

Nearly 100 food items are the focus of a statewide inspection to make sure recalled chili, corned beef hash, and canned dog food is off store shelves.

Wilmington awarded Fit Community title

videoHave you ever wondered what those Fit Community signs were all about when you drove into Wilmington? Well, we found out. The state has awarded Wilmington the title of a Fit Community based on the City's amount of healthy lifestyle options.

Four years after West Nile deaths, disease is scarce in N.C.

The West Nile virus killed two people and sickened two dozen more in North Carolina just four years ago. Now scientists are trying to figure out why the disease that originated along the Atlantic coast has migrated west.

Study: Sodas increase heart disease risk

Beverages such as colas, fruit punch and sweet tea can add hundreds of calories to your diet each day. These extra calories turn into extra pounds, which can lead to obesity.

Major food recall getting bigger

A major food recall is getting even bigger. The maker of canned chili is adding more products to the recall. So far, more than 80 different types of canned meat products have been recalled, linked to an outbreak of botulism, a paralyzing disease that can be deadly.

Nintendo game system helps patients rehabilitate after injuries

At 68, Nathan Woodlief may now have a chance of beating his grandson at a video game -- thanks to the Nintendo Wii.

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New Hanover soccer completes season sweep of Hoggard

The Wildcats won 2-0 at Scott Braswell Stadium Wednesday. 

CFCC students bring to life ‘Our Place,’ an on-campus student run dining room

Cape Fear Community College offers more than 160 programs of study and some overlap, allowing students to work with their peers in hands-on work environments. 

WPD: 17-year-old injured in shooting

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting.

Children and the COVID-19 vaccine: parents on vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11

When it comes to vaccines for children, Pfizer is one step down, with several more to go.