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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.

Ohio doctor’s license suspended amid review of overdoses, deaths

Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients, leading to the deaths of at least 28 people at two hospitals.

Superbug infections rising among injection drug users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report.

Man dies from overdose in porta-potty in downtown Wilmington

Wilmington Police are investigating after a body was found inside a port-a-john in downtown Wilmington Wednesday afternoon.

Drug dealer pleads guilty in overdose death

A Pender County woman is going to prison for selling drugs that led to an overdose.

WWAY INVESTIGATION: Is Narcan helping or hurting opioid epidemic?

Opioid abuse is a growing problem across the nation and Wilmington is at the top of the list.

Suspected drug dealer charged with murder in overdose death

For the first time in the Wilmington Police Department's history, police say a suspected drug dealer is charged with murder.

FBI, local sheriffs discuss heroin task force in Cape Fear

The FBI announced a new task force in the Cape Fear region that will work to combat the heroin problem in the area.

Bill to ease access to overdose drug goes to McCrory’s desk

Gov. Pat McCrory will now have the ability to approve widespread access to a prescription drug already known to have reversed more than 2,000 overdoses of heroin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina.

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Gun-wielding masked men shoot 10 in New York City attack, speed off on mopeds

A pair of masked men unleashed a fusillade of gunfire on a crowded street in a New York City neighborhood Saturday night, wounding 10 people before getting on mopeds and speeding away, police said.

Local organizations team up to pick up trash surrounding the Riverfront Park in Wilmington

Dozens of volunteers coming out to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington to clean up trash, hoping to encourage others to be aware of where they dump their trash after large events at the venue.