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Hopes high, but progress slow at Kannapolis biotech campus

 A view of the North Carolina Research Campus from a window in the Core Laboratory building. After five years, the campus remains mostly unbuilt. (Ben Bradford/WFAE)

A view of the North Carolina Research Campus from a window in the Core Laboratory building. After five years, the campus remains mostly unbuilt. (Ben Bradford/WFAE)

By BEN BRADFORD
WFAE

wfae logoWhen billionaire David Murdock opened the North Carolina Research Campus five years ago, his goal was to create a global biotechnology center in Kannapolis and to replace the thousands of jobs lost when Cannon Mills—formerly the city’s largest employer—closed. Murdock has poured upwards of $600 million into development of the NCRC, but today, there are only a handful of companies and few jobs compared to his sweeping vision.  Murdock recently donated another $50 million to the endeavor. Outside of Murdock’s millions, there are few signs of growth, but many are still betting on it. Read the full story

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CBCC marks World Sickle Cell Day on Wednesday

Click to watch a video about living with Sickle Cell. (National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute)

Click to watch a video about living with Sickle Cell. (National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute)

CHARLOTTE - Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is commemorating World Sickle Cell Day on Wednesday, June 19, by helping raise awareness about the role donors play in the treatment of sickle cell disease.

“While experienced around the globe, World Sickle Cell Day is also experienced by patients in our own community,” Martin Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) said in a press release. “We are working with our local hospitals, patients and donor community to ‘reshape’ understanding about sickle cell and bring attention to the ongoing need our local sickle cell patients have for blood products. Their lives depend on blood donations.” Read the full story

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New hospital meets a need for behavioral health care

Architect's illustration shows the plan for Carolinas HealthCare System's new Davidson hospital, off NC 73.

Architect’s illustration shows the plan for Carolinas HealthCare System’s new Davidson hospital, off NC 73.

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

Work is underway on Carolinas HealthCare System’s $36 million behavioral health “campus” off N.C. 73 in east Davidson, and if all goes as planned, the hospital and out-patient mental health clinic will open in 2014.

Ground was broken Friday at the site, where CHS officials, local leaders and mental health experts talked about plans for the hospital, which they say fills a critical need in the region. Read the full story

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Davidson Family Medicine grows as an independent

Dr. Craig White

Dr. Craig White and his staff care for patients of all ages off Main Street in Davidson in a practice that takes its cue from Dr. White’s experience going to the family doctor decades ago.

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

In an era of mega-healthcare mergers, health-care reform and managed care, is there room any more for a small-town doctor’s office? It’s a challenge, to be sure, but the growth of Dr. Craig White’s practice at Davidson Family Medicine suggests there is.

Dr. White is a north Mecklenburg native and Davidson College graduate, who has been a family physician in the Lake Norman area for more than two decades. Initially, he worked in big medicine, in practices that were part of the region’s two big hospital groups.   Read the full story

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