- The Pitt County Health Department hosted an emergency preparedness exercise in which health officials distributed medication to people who had been potentially exposed to anthrax during a hypothetical event at the Pitt County Fairgrounds.
- A U.N. expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people's access to food over the long term.
- A second payment has been made to more than 200 people sterilized under North Carolina's defunct eugenics program. The money comes from $10 million set aside by lawmakers two years ago.
- Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug.
- Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory will light the Executive Mansion in Raleigh and the Governor's Western Residence in Asheville purple tonight to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and its prevalence in the state.
- Parents should always check the treats their children receive and throw away any homemade treats or those that are not in their original wrapper unless parents are positive they can trust the source.
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