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‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ event held in Southport to raise awareness for overdose deaths

Dozens of people gathered at the park throughout the morning to support the cause, with some representing loved ones who have died due to an overdose. 

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.

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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza

Today, hundreds of people gathered at the New Hanover County Arboretum for the 4-H Pumpkin Palooza yesterday evening.

One national retail chain held a hiring event at all of its Wilmington locations to prepare for the holiday rush

Today one national retail chain held at all of its locations in the local area, ahead of the holiday season rush.

Veg-Out Festival held in Wilmington’s Riverfront Park showcased vegan and vegetarian vendors

Today, a festival held in downtown at the Riverfront Park gave attendees a chance to learn about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.