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New data show drug overdose deaths, suicides climbed at alarming rates in 2017

Overdoses are an all-too-frequent problem in our region because of opioid abuse. The Wilmington area is no stranger to the opioid epidemic.  It was once called the epicenter of the crisis.
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Veteran shares message of hope for those considering suicide

Active duty service members and veterans often face a number of barriers when it comes to seeking and receiving the mental health treatment they need.

Suicide raises Florence death toll to 41 in North Carolina

North Carolina's official death toll from Hurricane Florence is now 41, after a man whose home was damaged by two hurricanes in the past three years took his own life.

Lawsuit: Police chief groped officer days before suicide

A former police officer says a North Carolina town's police chief touched him inappropriately days before he died by suicide.
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Mom says bullied 9-year-old killed himself after coming out at school

A Denver mom says her 9-year-old son died by suicide in their home on Thursday after experiencing bullying in school.
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Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a ‘second chance’

A groundbreaking face transplant gave a suicide attempt survivor a second chance at life.
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Police say Wilmington mom kills child, self in shooting

Wilmington Police say a mother killed her child before turning the gun on herself Tuesday in the Andrews Reach community.
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Former Southport Mayor Norman Holden found dead in apparent suicide

When Norman Holden didn't answer his phone Wednesday morning, Southport Police went to his home on Frink Drive to check on him.

Kate Spade’s father dies on eve of her funeral

The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral.

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