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Pharmacists can give childhood shots, US officials say

Pharmacists in all 50 states will be authorized to give childhood vaccinations this fall under a new federal directive.

US commits $1.6 billion to Novavax coronavirus vaccine

The federal government is putting $1.6 billion behind drug manufacturer Novavax for development of a coronavirus vaccine, with the goal of delivering 100 million doses by early next year.

Flu claims life of second North Carolina child

The first child under five years old died from flu-related complications in North Carolina last week.

Pediatrician receives threats after her pro-vaccine TikTok video goes viral

A social media post by Ohio pediatrician Dr. Nicole Baldwin prompted a barrage of hateful responses when the doctor used the platform TikTok to share a video describing the benefits of vaccines.

Health officials report spike in ‘whooping cough’ cases in Cape Fear

New Hanover County public health officials have seen an increase in Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” in the county and surrounding areas.

3 students suspended after missing vaccination deadine

A North Carolina school system has suspended three students after they missed a deadline to get vaccinated.

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades.

FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don’t change lax vaccine laws

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.

Humpday Health: What to do if you are affected by shingles

Have you ever had chicken pox? Well, you could be at risk to develop shingles when you get older.

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Kure Beach council passes ordinance opposing wind energy leases within 24 miles of shoreline

The first year of paid parking wrapped up in the Town of Kure Beach and the council is reporting how much was made and taking a stand against wind energy too close to its shoreline.

Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.