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Dozens living near Chemours plant to have blood, urine tested for GenX

Up to 30 people living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility will have their blood and urine tested for  the presence of GenX and other substances, state officials said. 

State to take over child welfare office after AP story

North Carolina officials will take over a county child welfare agency that illegally removed potentially hundreds of kids from their homes.

Authorities investigate increase in ER visits possibly related to contaminated CBD oil

North Carolina health officials are alerting the public to a recent increase in emergency department visits by people who reported using cannabidiol (CBD) oil or a similar product in electronic cigarettes and/or vaporizing pens.

Shooting Up: HIV rate on the rise in New Hanover County

As New Hanover County continues to be ground zero for the opioid epidemic, a deadly disease looms in the shadows, infecting many unsuspecting people.

Worst of flu season still ahead, NC health secretary says

Even after 26 deaths this season in North Carolina, the worst of the flu is still to come, according to data available Jan. 6.

Flu kills 2 people in NC, marking first deaths of the season

Two people died in North Carolina due to complications from flu-related infections in October, marking the first flu-related deaths of the 2017-18 season.

Wilmington and New Hanover County considering lawsuit against opioid contributors

Opioids is the leading cause of death for people under 50. That's the message delivered by a New Hanover County Commissioner today. That's why two governments are joining forces.

Kure Beach tests for GenX, results well below NCDHHS health goal

Following the discovery of GenX, the Town of Kure Beach decided to test its water source as a precautionary measure.

Opioid deaths in North Carolina higher than ever

According to Gov. Roy Cooper's county-by-county statistics about the opioid crisis, in 2015, there were more than 1,100 opioid related deaths.

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New Hanover County health expert gives guidance on Halloween celebrations

On Tuesday the CDC released guidance on Halloween during COVID-19, discouraging families from trick-or-treating. Now a local health expert is weighing in.

Mother thankful for man who saved her 6-year-old son at Kure Beach

A day trip to Kure Beach nearly turned into a tragedy for one North Carolina family, but thanks to the quick actions of a good samaritan that wasn't the case. 

National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

Every September 15-October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a time set aside to commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Latinx people. But this year, the Latinx community has had to adapt.

Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.