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Wilmington pharmacy fined $1 million for egregiously dispensing opioids, ignoring red flags

Seashore Drugs in Wilmington, located off Carolina Beach Drive, and its former owner and pharmacist-in-charge will pay $1 million in civil...

One year in, Wilmington City Council gets an update on ‘Quick Response Team’

Wilmington’s Quick Response Team, a state-funded pilot program to address the region’s opioid epidemic, hit the six-month mark recently, providing an...
New Pender Sheriff Alan Cutler, elected in November to replace current N.C. House Representative Carson Smith. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Alan Cutler for Pender Sheriff campaign)

Pender’s new sheriff focused on opioids, expanding presence in west

BURGAW --- Six months after Alan Cutler was sworn in as sheriff of Pender County, we checked in with the former state trooper to...
One year after complying with the North Carolina STOP Act, New Hanover Regional Medical Center announced its opinion-related statistics. (Port City Daily/File photo)

NHRMC: Opioid overdoses and prescriptions down, Naloxone prescriptions up

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- After tweaking its guidelines in late 2017 according to new state law, New Hanover Regional Medical Center announced its opioid-related overdoses have...

Six questions for Brunswick County’s new Substance Use and Addiction Commission

BRUNSWICK COUNTY  --- Earlier this month, Brunswick County's newly-formed Substance Use and Addiction Commission met for the first time. Established by Brunswick County Board of...
New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon announces the largest seizure of fentanyl the county has ever discovered during a press conference Friday morning. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Update: New Hanover Sheriff says 13 pounds of substance seized not actually fentanyl

Update: Last week the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced the seizure of nearly 13 pounds of fentanyl. Today the Office announced that was...
U.S. Representative David Rouzer speaks at the "beach town breakfast" about securing beach nourishment funding Friday. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Congressman David Rouzer to host opioid ‘symposium’

WILMINGTON---Representing North Carolina's 7th District, Congressman David Rouzer has announced plans to host a "symposium" to discuss the opioid epidemic. The symposium is scheduled to...
12.7 pounds of fentanyl was seized during a search warrant conducted at a Creekwood North residence Wednesday. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

New Hanover Sheriff: 13 pounds of fentanyl seized in one of North Carolina’s largest busts

NEW HANOVER COUNTY---Nearly 13 pounds of fentanyl was found by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force during a search warrant Wednesday,...

Life after heroin overdose: Father writes play “Inside Job” about losing a son

WILMINGTON --- Jesse Vest passed away at the age of 21. That was 2012, years before the heroin epidemic was a household topic or...

City, county considering legal action, Wilmington among highest in opioid abuse in the nation

WILMINGTON--- The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are considering taking collective legal action “against parties who have caused or contributed to the...