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Health dep’t reports possible hepatitis A at 2 restaurants

The Mecklenburg County Health Department has issued an alert warning people of possible exposure to the Hepatitis A virus at two restaurants earlier this month. The alert is related to a case of Hepatitis identified in an employee who works at both the Hooters in Concord and the Whiskey Warehouse in Charlotte. Read the full story

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Building a community of mind, body and spirit

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Lori Ives-Godwin runs Your Community Connector and founded the alternative expo Shift Charlotte, which is coming up March 1-2 in Cornelius.

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

Davidson resident Lori Ives-Godwin spent 25 years as a project manager in the corporate world until about five years ago, when she gave it up to start a new business focusing on alternative medicine and spirituality.

Now, she’s someone “who really believes there’s a different way to live on this planet,” she said this week.

Her web-based business, Your Community Connector, is a place for people who share that outlook to find “everything you ever wanted to know about mind-body-spirit events, services and goods found in the Charlotte area.”

Ms. Ives-Godwin also is the founder of Shift Charlotte, a regional annual expo devoted to “health, well-being and a more natural and empowered way of living.” It’s scheduled March 1 and 2 at The Palace, at Kenton Place in Cornelius. Read the full story

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He maxed out, with 7 blood donations in 1 year

Sam Spencer gave blood the maximum 7 times in 2012. (CBCC photo)

Sam Spencer gave blood the maximum 7 times in 2012. (CBCC photo)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

In September, Sam Spencer IV of Davidson found himself up against an unusual deadline – to make a blood donation. It turns out you can give blood every 56 days under federal health rules, and Mr. Spencer, 27, had set a goal of donating the maximum seven times during the year.

He had missed chances to give earlier in the month because he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Read the full story

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With 12 N.C. deaths, this flu season already a bad one

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Chart shows this year’s flu season is producing more visits earlier in the season (SOURCE: State Department of Health)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.Net

The flu season is hitting earlier and harder this fall in North Carolina – and it can be deadly. A dozen North Carolina adults have died from complications of the flu virus since mid-November, including four last week. And state health officials say reports of flu-like illnesses have continued to increase above what’s usually seen at this time of year.

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