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NHRMC reports fewer opioids prescribed since guidelines change

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center health system and Physician Group changed opioid prescribing guidelines in 2017. In the second year, the number of prescribed pills dropped by nearly 27-percent, resulting in more than 1.1 million fewer pills, according to a news release from NHRMC.

Opioid Task Force developing plan to fight crisis

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

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CFCC Kicks Off ‘Countdown to College’ Application Nights

In recognition of College Application Week across North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College is launching a series of College Application Nights this week at the College’s Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw and Surf City locations.

Man arrested, charged in downtown Wilmington multi-car pileup

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged Thaddeus Hakeem Boney, 30, of Wilmington in a multi-car crash that happened in downtown Wilmington on October 8.

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams.

Woman facing attempted arson charges in incident at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County

A Lumberton woman is facing several charges stemming from an incident at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Latasha Rena Bittle, 26, allegedly threw a plastic jug with accelerants onto a break area canopy on October 12.