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Doctor gets prison in plot to illegally dispense painkillers

The scheme began to unravel in 2019 after a 63-year-old Virginia man died from an apparent overdose of fentanyl and heroin. The man’s 33-year-old son had been a patient of Lelio’s.

Wilmington City Council gets update on opioid overdose program, changes billboard ordinance

On Tuesday the opioid overdose Quick Response Team (QRT) of Coastal Horizons gave Wilmington City Council an update on a program that's been underway for more than two years. It's a program they say has been a success.

NC governor’s vetoes may be remembered most in ’19

Many of North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s lasting achievements in 2019 stem from keeping Republican policies from ever getting implemented.

Most US opioid overdose deaths accidental, 4% are suicide

Accidental overdoses cause 90% of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a new analysis published Tuesday suggests.

ONE YEAR: Quick Response Team helps 120+ people get drug treatment

The opioid epidemic continues to destroy the lives of people across the Cape Fear, but Coastal Horizons Center has put their team to work to combat it.

Wilmington Mayor Saffo talks ongoing opioid lawsuit

Last week, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and city attorney John Joye along with County Commissioner Woody White, traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to discuss an ongoing lawsuit focused on the opioid epidemic in our community.

North Carolina police official to discuss opioids in Washington

A North Carolina deputy police chief is traveling to Washington, D.C., to discuss the opioid crisis with U.S. House lawmakers.

Educational event aims to educate on opioid addiction versus pain management

Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, Lower Cape Fear Hospice held an event on opioid abuse, meant to educate people on the difference between pain management and addition.

Treatment center already at capacity as it hosts ribbon cutting on expansion

With the current opioid epidemic, the Wilmington Treatment Center continues to expand.

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Space Force commander fired over podcast remarks

The Space Force has relieved an officer of his command after recent comments he made on a podcast criticizing the diversity and inclusion initiatives the military has recently been encouraging.