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SC deputies complete program for dealing with mentally ill

Sheriff's deputies in three South Carolina counties have recently completed training for dealing with mentally ill people that they hope will make them more empathetic in such situations.

Official: Leader of South Carolina Mentor has left company

An official says the man in charge of a South Carolina company that provides residential care to adults with disabilities is no longer its director.

California nears $2 billion plan to house its homeless

California lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on a plan to provide up to $2 billion to help cities build permanent shelters to get mentally ill people off the street.

McCrory talks infrastructure, mental health with mayors

Gov. Pat McCrory says mental illness and the increased incidence of heroin addiction are among the top issues facing North Carolina, and he wants municipal leaders and local police to work with him on addressing them.

What Obama’s executive action means for mental health funding

The president announced today that he is proposing new steps that he says will help decrease injuries and deaths related to gun violence, including new proposals to bolster access to mental health care.

Father of Columbine victim addresses mental illness and violence

The father of a Columbine victim is speaking out about mental illness awareness and violence.

Performers remember Robin Williams, death brings up serious issues

videoHe warmed your hearts as a quirky alien and a cross-dressing nanny. But behind those sparkling eyes was apparently a deep sadness.Investigators say Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt yesterday at his northern California home. Even though the academy award winner is not with us anymore, his legacy lives on. And his death magnifies some serious issues in our society.

War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students

video Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, Crane now travels the country trying to raise awareness about what many service members are going through in their post-war lives.

NC misses mental illness deadline

North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street.

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New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

A deadly apartment building collapse in Florida has many asking what caused the tragedy, and a local building inspector is offering some perspective.

Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.

One victim shot Thursday evening in Wilmington

Police responding to the scene found one man who was shot. He is currently in surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Officials say that will be a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led force is in place.