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Archive for September, 2012

Regions Bank assailed for payday-style loan

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Consumer groups are protesting that Regions Bank has sidestepped the state’s usury laws.

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American Cancer Society needs your help for new study

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The American Cancer Society is working on one of its biggest research projects ever – a ground-breaking study that will have an enormous impact on their ability to prevent cancer, and they need volunteers.

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Duke system begins 24-hour flu vaccination blitz

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Duke University Health System hopes to vaccinate 10,000 of its workers against the flu in a 24-hour blitz that also will include staff at other area hospitals, clinics and health departments.

The vaccine blitz begins Wednesday morning at Duke University Hospital, along with hospitals in Raleigh, health departments in Wake and Durham counties and clinics in Durham. Last year, Duke vaccinated 8,000 of its workers in Raleigh and Durham.

Duke uses the blitz not just as a way to protect its staff and patients against the flu. The effort also tests its ability to handle a mass vaccination if an outbreak of the disease occurred.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated. The flu season usually begins in October.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New Hanover County looks to lease classroom space

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Overcrowded Wrightsville Beach Elementary would rent space from Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church

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Attacked cab driver speaks

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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The cab driver allegedly attacked by a Marine in Surf City speaks.

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