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US lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

The U.S. government is easing requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication.

New Hanover County rolls out program to education parents about infant sleep safety

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. New Hanover Health and Human Services is rolling out a program called "Safe Sleep."

Pennsylvania woman claims she contracted herpes at mall makeup counter

A Montgomery County woman's lawsuit claims that she ​contracted ocular herpes at a makeup counter inside a local mall.

Southport hospital holds medicine drop-off

Dosher Memorial Hospital held its 22nd Operation Medicine Cabinet Thursday.

State approves request for NHRMC to build 66-bed hospital in Scotts Hill

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a part of Novant Health, is being granted a certificate of need (CON) to build a new 66-bed acute care hospital in Scotts Hill, on the northern side of New Hanover County.

White Feather Farm is hosting alpaca yoga classes

An area farm is hoping you'll find some zen this weekend during their alpaca yoga class.

Effort to keep pregnant NC prisoners healthy limits shackles

There’s a bipartisan effort to better care for pregnant North Carolina prisoners and jail inmates before and after they deliver their babies.

Fort Fisher Aquarium holds annual 5K race in-person

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosted a “Race for the Planet” with more than 240 runners in attendance this weekend.

Mike Pence undergoes surgery to have pacemaker implanted

Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery on Wednesday to have a pacemaker implanted, his office said on Thursday.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory for eligible New Hanover County employees.

Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.