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Lydia Coutré


Wilmington, NC, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Medical librarian brings life-saving texts to country in need

Donna Flake has roughly 30,000 books and medical journals ready to ship to Moldova, where medical libraries are in need of current English texts. → Read More

Leland mayor stays, new faces in Holden

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — From the north to the south, governing boards throughout Brunswick County saw significant change on Tuesday. → Read More

Remains of Korean War soldier from Wilmington indentified

After more than six decades, the family of Frank Worley can finally lay to rest the Wilmington soldier who fought in the Korean War. → Read More

Volunteers knit with love for tiny infants at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

WILMINGTON -- Amanda Hodgin brought a hand-knit pumpkin hat to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to keep her daughter's head warm. → Read More

Courage during cancer treatment- 'Be honest with yourself'

There is no one-size-fit-all approach to breast cancer. Not in treatment, not in how to help someone going through it and not in how to hand it emotionally. → Read More

Worst of mosquitoes expected next week

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- The 13.99 inches of rain dumped on Wilmington last week has flooded roads, covered yards and offered the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. → Read More

High tide expected to bring more flooding at Carolina Beach

Janna Cadenas recently moved to Carolina Beach, where she didn’t think she’d have to use her rain boots anymore. Before the move, the boots, decorated with horses, were used solely in horse stables in Goldsboro. → Read More

$15 million Zimmer renovation to start in November

WILMINGTON -- A $15 million expansion and renovation of the Zimmer Cancer Center will begin in November, New Hanover Regional Medical Center President and CEO Jack Barto said Thursday. → Read More

Local Planned Parenthood program loses funding

Although Planned Parenthood is not specifically named in the state budget passed last week, a couple of sentences included in the middle appear to be aimed solely at the organization and one of its programs in Wilmington. → Read More

Pink Ribbon events planned for Oct. 1

WILMINGTON -- The 18th annual Pink Ribbon Project luncheon and celebration cocktail party are scheduled for Oct. 1. → Read More

Local toddler is 1,000th child to get cochlear implant at UNC

SNEADS FERRY -- Like many children, one of Tatum Lanier's first words was "mama." But she communicated it with five fingers spread wide and her thumb touching her chin. → Read More

Program helps sick kids at home

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. -- Danielle Wills, a Certified Nursing Assistant, helped fourth-grader Lillian Pettigrew snap together pieces of a puzzle Thursday evening. → Read More

Doulas help families navigate pregnancy, birth

Deanne Labriola hadn't really heard of a doula until she met Celey Cumbo, the woman who supported her through her first pregnancy and the birth of her son Max in February 2013. → Read More

Charlie Daniels calls Congress 'politically correct puppets'

Charlie Daniels, a Wilmington-born musician, posted an open letter to Congress on his band's Facebook page, garnering thousands of likes, comments and shares. → Read More

Social services Medicaid backlog finally cleared

A backlog of Medicaid cases that meant weeks of late nights and overtime for New Hanover County Department of Social Services employees has been cleared. But required overtime, although reduced, is still in place this month for those employees. → Read More

Local hospitals see increase in Medicare fines

Two area hospitals are some of the more than 2,500 nationwide projected to be penalized by Medicare for how often patients return within a month of discharge. → Read More

New medical coding system to be implemented in the fall

Under a new medical coding system scheduled to roll out in the fall, a roller-skating injury isn't as simple as it sounds. → Read More

NHRMC looks to add spaces to alleviate parking crunch

WILMINGTON -- When Ann Corrao can get to New Hanover Regional Medical Center before 9 a.m. for her chemotherapy, parking is a breeze. But for later appointments, finding a space is "just a nightmare," she said. → Read More

Health experts say every moment counts during heart attack

If a shark bite, back surgery, artificial hip and reconstructed shoulder didn't stop 65-year-old surfer Barbara Corey from riding the waves, a heart attack certainly wouldn't. → Read More

Fine reduced in case involving Champions resident death

The amount Champions Assisted Living facility was fined following the death of a resident has been reduced after the facility reached a settlement agreement with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. → Read More