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SPECIAL REPORT: Opioid epidemic hits close to home

It is a crisis that is sweeping our nation and one WWAY has been following closely, the opioid epidemic.

Opioid Task Force developing plan to fight crisis

Brunswick County Judge Ola Lewis lead one of several Opioid Task Force meetings Tuesday afternoon.

Forum discusses social issues in Wilmington

On Friday Alyssa McKenzie, the founder of Stand Against Trafficking USA hosted a forum at Cape Fear Community College to discuss several social issues.

Community meets with leaders to discuss opioid crisis

The community filled Kenan Auditorium at UNCW to attend a panel discussion created by SEAHEC, The South East Area Health Education Center, to continue to fight the opioid epidemic.

New Hanover County creates first of six opioid PSAs

Raising awareness of the local opioid epidemic and its impact on the entire community is the goal of a new public service announcement created by New Hanover County’s Communications and Outreach Department.

Community in Crisis: Opioid epidemic panel discussion

A report by CastLight Health named Wilmington as the top city in the nation for opioid abuse. Since then, city and state leaders have been looking for ways to address the crisis.

New Hanover County holds public health forum

New Hanover County leaders held a health forum to explain how different factors affect the community's health Monday night.

Attorney General Josh Stein holds opioid roundtable

The opioid epidemic in Wilmington has captured the attention of state law makers. Today some powerful people came together to bring about change.

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