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Local addiction specialist gives tips for a successful Dry January

WILMINGTON, NC -- Many people are looking to live their best life in 2021, after a holiday during the pandemic.  For some, that means...

Recovering addict offers advice as heroin overdoses spike in Wilmington

Wilmington Police and Coastal Horizons are warning people that overdoses are on the rise in the area.

Locals protest the Harbor’s upcoming closure

The Harbor, Wilmington's only state-funded detox facility, is the only place for miles addicts without health insurance can detox under medical supervision before moving on to rehab. But now, it's set to close October 23, and the fate of uninsured addicts in the area is now even more uncertain.

Wilmington’s only state-funded crisis and detox facility to close in October

The Harbor, RHA Behavioral Health’s Facility-Based Crisis and Detoxification Center in Wilmington, will not be accepting admissions or referrals after October 23, 2020.

Recovery Rock Fest aims to encourage those overcoming substance abuse addiction

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 5th Annual Recovery Rock Fest at Wilmington's Hugh McRae Park this Saturday.

New rehab center for women to open in Brunswick County

A new rehab facility is opening to help women in Brunswick County.

‘I’ve done my job as a mother’: Families with children battling addiction come together

For families who have a child struggling with an addiction, it is full of ups and downs. Mothers and fathers came together Friday night to give each other some support.

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has received a patent designed to treat opioid addiction.

Rouzer to hold meeting to spotlight best practices in opioid fight

Like many cities across the country, North Carolina is wrangling to stretch available resources to prevent and treat people impacted by the prevalence of opioids.

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American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid staffing, maintenance issues

Hundreds of American Airlines flights have been canceled this weekend and Monday because of significant staffing and maintenance issues.

1 killed and 5 wounded in shooting in Oakland; motive sought

A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn't known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said.

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette

Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.

Pender County Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘extremely dangerous’ murder suspect

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for allegedly murdering his estranged girlfriend.