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Health department receives $98,000 worth of Naloxone

The New Hanover County Health Department recently received $98,000 worth of Naloxone.

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.

Pilot program proposed to help battle opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse is an epidemic millions of people across the country are dealing with and Wilmington is at the forefront.

Wilmington Treatment Center expands to fight drug epidemic

Wilmington is no stranger to drug overdoses, according to a study by Castlight Health it is ranked number one for opioid abuse in the nation.

FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.

WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brunswick County Schools add Naloxone to emergency kits

The Brunswick County Board of Education has approved a measure that permits naloxone in school emergency kits.

US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse

Many U.S. medical schools are expanding their training to help students fight opioid abuse.

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

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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.