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Blue Cross North Carolina caps opioid prescriptions at 7 days for some

North Carolina's largest health insurer is clamping down on coverage of opioid prescriptions.

Opioid overdoses in ERs up 30 percent as crisis worsens

Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the nation's drug crisis is getting worse.

State of the County video highlights accomplishments of 2017

New Hanover County has unveiled the 2018 State of the County video.

A quick look at some new laws now on the books in NC

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -  A new year means new laws. A series of new laws go into effect today. One in particular lawmakers are...

Attorney General visits local pharmacy launching nationwide effort for drug take back

Wilmington was at the center today of a national pharmacy chain installing drug take back boxes at their store locations.

Drug dealer pleads guilty in overdose death

A Pender County woman is going to prison for selling drugs that led to an overdose.

New Hanover County releases new opioid epidemic PSA

New Hanover County has released its fourth opioid epidemic public service announcement.

Bond reduced more than $50M for man charged in 2-year-old’s death

The man charged in the death of a 2-year-old had his bond lowered this morning by more than $50 million.

Powerful opioid suspected in 10-year-old Miami boy’s death

Preliminary toxicology tests show Alton Banks had fentanyl in his system when he collapsed and died at his home. But it's unclear how he came in contact with the drug.

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Local furniture maker preserves historic Clemson tree as a table

A piece of Clemson football history could be returning home, all thanks to a Wilmington furniture maker.

VIDEO: New York City restaurant host attacked over vaccine status request

A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said.

Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

An influential federal advisory panel has rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.