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Health officials warn flooding may cause problems with home septic systems

Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are warning that the heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause major problems with septic systems. 

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.

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Dog who completed bucket list in New Hanover County dies of canine lymphoma

In August, we reported the story of Petey, a three-year-old dog suffering from canine lymphoma.

Wilmington film industry booming, but lacking in extras

The film industry is breaking records in 2021, both in North Carolina as a whole and in Wilmington specifically. However, the industry is currently struggling in one area.

Laney stays unbeaten against Ashley

Laney moves to 5-0 and 1-0 in MEC play. Ashley is now 1-2 after winning last game before having a week off for COVID protocols.

Canada networks project Trudeau’s party to win most seats

Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but it’s not yet clear if he will do so.