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Melania Trump draws some boos at youth summit in Baltimore

Melania Trump was greeted by some boos Tuesday when she spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore, a city her husband has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.”
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Trump donates 3rd-quarter salary to help fight opioid crisis

President Donald Trump is donating his third-quarter salary to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Cuddlers on Call: Volunteers helping babies with involuntary drug addictions

Joyce McIntyre doesn't technically work at Conway Medical Center, but most days, she's there bright and early, ready to swaddle, snuggle and cuddle.
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Northside of Wilmington educating people on opioid crisis

The opioid crisis continues to ravage communities across the country. Here in the Cape Fear, the Northside of Wilmington is taking steps to educate people and keep the area safe.

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties over the deadly havoc wreaked by opioids, just hours before the first federal trial over the crisis was about to begin Monday.
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Opioid overdose deaths drop for first time in 5 years

For the first time in five years, the number of overdose deaths has dropped, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and one local organization is appreciative. 

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
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WPD: Spike in reported heroin overdoses in last month

Wilmington Police say there have been dozens of heroin overdoses in just one month, and eight of them were fatal.

North Carolina fights rising hepatitis C infections

A multi-million dollar initiative to fight hepatitis C infections is launching in North Carolina after the opioid crisis caused a dramatic spike in statewide infections.

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