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Life-saving drug program draws mixed responses

A drug credited with saving lives is now available free to the public in New Hanover County. But is it doing more harm than good?

Opioid epidemic increasing foster care numbers

A new report by NC child reveals that thousands of children throughout the state were put into the foster care system because of opioids. More than one hundred are in New Hanover County.

North Carolina, 5 other states suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma

North Carolina and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.

WPD: Crime rates at historic low in Wilmington

Crime rates are at a historic low while the opioid epidemic continues to rise, that is how Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous is describing the department's 2017 annual report.

‘Take Back North Carolina’ initiative to fight drug trafficking announced

Law enforcement at local, state and federal levels are coming together to fight violent criminals and drug trafficking in North Carolina.

NCPTA Conference kicks off in the Port City, discusses opioid epidemic

For the first time in several years, the North Carolina Public Transportation Association is holding its conference in Wilmington.

AG Sessions announces new steps to combat opioid crisis

U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions announced new steps to combat the opioid crisis during a speech in Raleigh Tuesday in front of a group of the region’s top law enforcement officials.

Two walk through Cape Fear on 2,500 mile journey for drug addiction awareness

Two men set out on a mission to walk from Key West, Florida to Fort Kent, Maine to raise awareness for drug addiction.
Drugs and Needles

Overdose pilot program meant to help find treatment

All eyes are on Wilmington as the city kicks off a new pilot program for the state. It focuses on the opioid crisis and it encourages users to get treatment.

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