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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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Bald Head Island officers fired in 2014 awarded $700k in lawsuit

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NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

Mayor Bill Saffo has declared Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day.

Lu Mil Vineyard brightens Bladen County with annual Christmas light show

Lu Mil Vineyard is lighting up the night with their annual Festival of Lights.