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In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug crisis.

Former actor speaks on his battle against opioid addiction at UNCW

Opioid addiction is obviously a big problem across the nation and here in the Cape Fear. The fight against it is also happening at UNCW.

BCSO sees ‘progress’ on fight against opioid addiction

Almost three months ago, the Brunswick county Sheriff's office started the Anchor Initiative to save those battling an opioid addiction. Since then, they've seen progress inside and outside Brunswick county.

Election, prescriber rules altered with new 2018 laws

New rules for elections and opioid prescribers are among roughly 20 state laws taking effect in 2018.

New Hanover County suing drug manufacturers, distributors over opioid epidemic

New Hanover County has become the first in our area to file a federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

AG honors 2 locals with Dogwood Awards for devotion to fix opioid crisis

NC Attorney General Josh Stein awarded 11 North Carolinians, including two from our area, who have helped in battling the opioid crisis with Dogwood awards.

Wilmington leaders approve seeking legal action if drug distributors are found liable of opioid epidemic

The city says they will join more than eighty other localities from nine other states that are going on similar legal routes.

Third annual Recovery RockFest brings awareness to addiction recovery

A community celebration was held Saturday in order to continue bringing awareness to addiction recovery.

Wilmington and New Hanover County considering lawsuit against opioid contributors

Opioids is the leading cause of death for people under 50. That's the message delivered by a New Hanover County Commissioner today. That's why two governments are joining forces.

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American Red Cross needs blood donations; offering chance at music festival VIP experience

All who come to give Aug. 1-15, 2021, will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exclusive, VIP trip for two to the sold-out 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

“She was the glue to our family”: double homicide victim’s family still recovering

Family members are still grieving after a shooting Saturday morning claimed two lives, including Bri'yanna Williams.

Attorney General ‘optimistic’ New Hanover Co. will benefit from $26B opioid agreement

Attorney General Josh Stein paid a visit to the Port City on Tuesday, taking time to discuss some pressing issues.

OIB Sea Turtle Protection on the lookout after nests repeatedly damaged

Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization volunteers are on the lookout after several sea turtle nests have been repeatedly damaged.