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Hundreds to attend North Carolina summit on opioid epidemic

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein are among featured speakers at a two-day in-state gathering of experts in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse.

Life After Addiction: TIDES program aims to help women overcome opioid addiction

After a decade of addictive drug behavior which culminated in the use of opioids, Krista Turner found herself at a crossroads--either abort her unborn baby and continue abusing opioids or carry her baby full term and get help to stop her dependence on drugs. She chose the latter.

UNCW Department hosts annual symposium this year discussing the opioid epidemic

This year they've brought together law enforcement and clinical figure heads who each and every day combat the opioid drug epidemic.

Shutdown affecting opioid prescriptions

The shutdown raised concerns in the health community across the Cape Fear. Pharmacists are running low on controlled substances and some patients are unable to get their prescriptions. 

OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has received a patent designed to treat opioid addiction.

Symposium brings stories and solutions to ongoing opioid crisis

This symposium comes after months of planning by the Congressman and other.

NC police could get access to painkiller prescription data

The North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union said such a law would be the first of its kind in the nation to allow law enforcement officers quick access to the system.

HOPE Act announced to fight back against opioid epidemic

The HOPE Act, also known as the Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement Act will strengthen law enforcement efforts to combat this ongoing issue.

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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Deputies identify 19-year-old man killed in Chadbourn shooting

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a Chadbourn triple shooting.

NHCS: Threatening social media post prompted lockdown at three schools

Anderson Elementary, Murray Middle, and Ashley High schools were placed under a brief lockdown Friday morning.

New Hanover County reports record-high COVID-19 deaths in the past week

New Hanover County Public Health officials reported 37 deaths from COVID-19 over the past week, bringing the total number of county residents who have died from COVID-19 to 250.