According to New Hanover County, more than 400 children are in the care of the county social service but there are only about 120 foster families.
The event provides Wilmington families with an opportunity to explore the summer camp and enrichment options available to their children during summer break.
Rolls-Royce is making a unique vehicle for some small but special drivers.
North Carolina public schools continue phasing out student spankings, with corporal punishment last year happening half as often as the previous year and swats meted out in just four school districts.
Participating children will receive free X-Rays and a free comprehensive dental exam, and parents may choose for the child to receive either a free cleaning or free dental sealants.
Officials say nearly four million child abuse cases are reported each year.
South Carolina's health agency is updating a regulation governing psychiatric institutions for children for the first time in more than two decades.
At least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and dressers sold by the popular retailer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.
A police officer says he shot and killed a dog who attacked three children and a father, then turned on the officer as he tried to help them.