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Largest settlement ever against a single doctor in western NC

wfae logoBy MARSHALL TERRY
WFAE

A Huntersville physician has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and tax fraud, and has agreed to pay the largest settlement ever against a single doctor in the western part of North Carolina. Read the full story

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Lincoln Sheriff’s Office hosts medicine drop-off

OperationMedicineDrop_400DENVER - On Thursday June 26 the Lincoln Country Sheriff’s Office will hold a drop-off for unused and unwanted medicine. The drop-off will take place between 5-7pm at the Charlie District of the Lincoln Country sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office offers this service because disposing of medicine by tossing it in the trash or flushing it down the toilet is harmful for the environment. Read the full story

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Housewarming will launch a Huntersville Serenity House

Board member Sam James and executive director Cheryl Pletcher at Serenity House Huntersville on Stumptown Road. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Board member Sam James and executive director Cheryl Pletcher at Serenity House Huntersville on Stumptown Road. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net/CorneliusNews.net

HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman area will get another option for end of life this weekend, when Serenity House opens its doors in a converted house on Stumptown Road. It’s the second home of its kind run by the nonprofit Carolina Comfort Coalition, which has pioneered what it calls “comfort care” at Serenity House in Mooresville for seven years.

The group plans a housewarming and blessing for the house on Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 5pm. The event will include tours, refreshments, music and kids activities (provided by the Community Arts Project). Read the full story

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WFAE forum looks at ‘What’s in Our Water?’

WFAE_logo2012Public radio station WFAE-FM, 90.7, continues its Public Conversations Series on Tuesday, April 22, with “What’s In Our Water?” a program examining the Charlotte region’s water quality. The event runs 7-8:30pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Levine Center for the Arts. Read the full story

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