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Attorney General ‘optimistic’ New Hanover Co. will benefit from $26B opioid agreement

Attorney General Josh Stein paid a visit to the Port City on Tuesday, taking time to discuss some pressing issues.

Attorney General Stein announces $26B agreement with opioid distributors and manufacturer

The agreement would resolve the claims of both states and local governments across the country, including the nearly 4,000 that have filed lawsuits in federal and state courts.

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states, including NC

"While this plan is far from perfect, allowing it to move forward now is the best way to ensure that billions of dollars in desperately-needed funding flows to the communities in North Carolina," Stein said.

J&J agrees to pay $230M to settle New York opioid claim

Johnson & Johnson said the settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.

Doctors who say no to opioid use face threats from patients

The issue was underscored by Tuesday's shooting at a Minnesota clinic that left one person dead and four injured.

Eleanor Health opens addiction treatment center in Wilmington

There has been a steady rise of mental health issues and substance misuse around the Cape Fear over the past several month. A local clinic is stepping in to help. 

South Carolina city passes out Narcan in holiday gift bags

A holiday event of sorts for those in need of a helping hand. While food and supplies were passed out in the town of Lancaster, something else was in the gift bags – Narcan.

Locals protest the Harbor’s upcoming closure

The Harbor, Wilmington's only state-funded detox facility, is the only place for miles addicts without health insurance can detox under medical supervision before moving on to rehab. But now, it's set to close October 23, and the fate of uninsured addicts in the area is now even more uncertain.

‘It doesn’t compare’: Mom reacts to drug dealer’s sentence in overdose death of son

One family is finally getting a piece of closure after waiting four years. In 2016, an Onslow County man was found dead at his home after overdosing on fentanyl.

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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza

Today, hundreds of people gathered at the New Hanover County Arboretum for the 4-H Pumpkin Palooza yesterday evening.

One national retail chain held a hiring event at all of its Wilmington locations to prepare for the holiday rush

Today one national retail chain held at all of its locations in the local area, ahead of the holiday season rush.

Veg-Out Festival held in Wilmington’s Riverfront Park showcased vegan and vegetarian vendors

Today, a festival held in downtown at the Riverfront Park gave attendees a chance to learn about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.