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Flu and COVID-19: What local health experts encourage you do now

New Hanover County public health officials are getting ready for something they haven't encountered since 1918 -- a flu season during a pandemic.

‘White coats 4 black lives’: NHRMC staff takes knee for George Floyd

Dozens of doctors and medical staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center took a knee outside the hospital Friday morning to honor George Floyd.

Local business donates soap, hotels for medical staff, wants others to match

A Wilmington business owner is donating thousands of dollars in soap and hotel rooms to help in the fight against the coronavirus and he is asking for the community's help to match it. 

NHRMC Partnership Advisory Group pauses meeting schedule

The citizen-led Partnership Advisory Group considering options for the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center has paused its formal meeting schedule and evaluation process.

Father sues hospital after wife dies during childbirth

After his wife died giving birth to their baby boy, a father of two began research into the “maternal mortality crisis” in the United States, the only developed country with a rising death rate for pregnant or new mothers. He is now pushing for policy changes and awareness.

Tidelands Health named in class action lawsuit after December malware attack

The impacts of the December 12 cyberattack on the Tidelands Health Hospital System are unclear, but what is clear is that patients feel they were victimized as a result of negligence.

Possible drowning reported at Myrtle Beach resort

Authorities responded to a possible drowning at a Myrtle Beach resort.

Hospital delivers baby after mother suffers heart attack

A North Carolina woman gave birth to a baby girl just five days after suffering what doctors described as a rare type of heart attack, officials said.

More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.

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NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Part of River Road closed due to gas leak in New Hanover County

A portion of River Road in New Hanover County is closed due to a gas leak. 

Hoggard High’s spirit rocks repainted after controversial statements appear on it

Controversial statements recently painted on the spirit rock at Hoggard High School in Wilmington raised concerns for some parents, which were brought up during a school board meeting this week.

Law enforcement increases patrols at Wilmington park following shooting

People are returning to a popular Wilmington park and law enforcement is stepping up patrols where shots rang out Wednesday evening on a basketball court.