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Archive for October, 2009

Walkers raise awareness on mental illness

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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Hundreds took to Hugh MacRae Park in Saturday’s heat to raise awareness on mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness held its Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness Saturday.

NAMI’s mission is to provide support and education to local families affected by mental illness. This year’s event featured door prizes, food, and a silent auction. Organizers said for mental illness to be more understood, people can’t be afraid to talk about it.

“You know, the stigma has always been so great about mental illness. It is something people don’t want to talk about, and that’s wrong,” said NAMI board member Amy Brock. “We want it to be out in the open, it’s an illness like diabetes or heart disease or anything else. Unless we educate people, unless they talk about it, it’s not going to change.”

NAMI currently provides peer-to-peer, family-to-family counseling, and crisis intervention training to help teach those who deal with mental illness on a regular basis across the Cape Fear region.

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Hundreds took to Hugh MacRae Park in Saturday’s heat to raise awareness on mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness held its Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness Saturday.

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NC Police: Shooter among dead as 2 killed, 2 hurt

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Police say they think one of the two people killed in a weekend shooting in North Carolina fired the deadly shots and also wounded the couple’s two adult sons.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that Iredell County investigators were describing the shooting in Mooresville as some sort of domestic dispute.

Investigators told neighbors they were not looking for a gunman.

Officers would not identify the victims. Neighbors said the sons were in their 20s.

Deputies say they arrived at the home Sunday morning after reports of gunshots and heard victims inside cry for help.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Police say they think one of the two people killed in a weekend shooting in North Carolina fired the deadly shots and also wounded the couple’s two adult sons.

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Atmosphere Academy: Hurricane Forecasting

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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videoThe peak of hurricane season has passed, but meteorologists never let their guard down. We all know that forecasting a hurricane is tricky, but it’s even harder when you can’t see it coming.

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Hampstead resident wins medals at N.C. Senior Games

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Garland Hilliard was awarded two first-place blue ribbons and accompanying gold medals for his entries in the North Carolina Senior Games Finals 2009.

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Flu vaccine runs out as makers switch to H1N1 doses

Monday, October 12th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Local health departments are out of the seasonal flu vaccine for adults as manufacturers switch their focus to the new H1N1 virus vaccine.

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