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Small protest targets proposed benefit cuts

a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/42943" title="watch video">video Only a handful of people turned out for a protest at the Social Security Office in Wilmington today.

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Injured man on Medicare is able to stay in hospital to await surgery

video A motorcycle accident left a man with a broken leg. He needs supervision by doctors, but forget the hospital. He's laid up in a hotel. Tommy Ritch says he wants his old insurance back and is willing to pay more not to be on Medicare.

Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.

Fewer Medicare Part D enrollees hit coverage gap

The Kaiser Family Foundation says fewer Medicare prescription drug plan enrollees are falling into a coverage gap known as the doughnut hole in which they pay the full cost of their prescriptions.

Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare.

Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

Researchers say seniors with Medicare prescription drug coverage are facing steep copays for the newest kind of cancer drugs.

Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts

Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare are getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law.

NC hospital must pay $1.9M for false billing

Federal prosecutors say a Raleigh hospital has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to settle allegations it overbilled Medicare by ordering higher-cost services for patients who only needed outpatient treatment.

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New Hanover Wildcats ready to right ship after below average spring season

The New Hanover Wildcats finished a football season with a record of .500 or worse for the first time in a decade in the pandemic-shortened season of the spring of 2021.

UNCW says no students have tried using fake vaccine cards to bypass testing requirements

As administrators prepare for the upcoming fall semester and COVID-19 continues to spread, college and university officials are met with a new challenge of detecting fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting

The suspect then veered at the deputy as the suspect tried to hit the officer with his vehicle. Both WPD and NHCSO fired upon the suspect, striking him at least once.

Resort style rental property project proposed for the town of Navassa

A resort style rental community might be coming to the town of Navassa.