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Archive for March, 2009

Medication disposal at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a free medication disposal event Saturday.

People were invited to bring their old prescriptions, over the counter medications and even vitamins to be burned in special incinerators.

There are many dangers to keeping old medications in the home. “Children getting into medications that are lying around, pets getting into medications that have been dropped on the floor, or confused elderly maybe taking medications that have been discontinued,” explained event coordinator Kathy Rawlings.

The event was sponsored by the Wilmington Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration, which helped destroy the controlled substances.

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a free medication disposal event Saturday.

People were invited to bring their old prescriptions, over the counter medications and even vitamins to be burned in special incinerators.

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Smoking ban may pass this year

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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For years, state legislators have been trying to pass a bill to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in North Carolina. Some representatives say this may be the year it passes.

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, indoor workplaces and public buildings.

That bill now heads to the House of Representatives.

Representative Bonner Stiller said making restaurants and bars smoke free is the right decision. “I think the overall majority of people who want to go out and eat, and being in a non-smoking atmosphere, is much much greater, than folks who want to go there and smoke.”

The House has voted against similar bills twice in the last four years.

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For years, state legislators have been trying to pass a bill to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in North Carolina. Some representatives say this may be the year it passes.

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WWAY honored by Associated Press

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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The WWAY news organization was one of the top winners at the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards.

WWAY won five awards in television for division two. Competitors include Greenville, and New Bern.

WWAY took home Best Newscast, Best Consumer Report, Best Weather, Best Health Report and Rookie-of-the-Year went to our very own reporter, Joe Mauceri.

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The WWAY news organization was one of the top winners at the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards.

WWAY won five awards in television for division two. Competitors include Greenville, and New Bern.

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Azalea 5K: Beginning runners halfway through training

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Jamin Schell finished close to 4 miles last week, running and walking more than the 5K route facing her in a month.“I never thought I would go that far,” said Schell, part of a group of novice runners training for their first race.

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Azalea festival: Sneak peek at historic home tour site

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Laura and Kyle Trivett joke about their marriage being based on their house at 1920 Market St., but it’s clear the historic property has benefitted from the match.

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