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NHRMC launches mAb infusion center for Covid-positive, high-risk patients

The new Covid-19 monoclonal antibody infusion center includes 15 chairs available after a provider referral to high-risk patients. (Courtesy/NHRMC)

What are mAbs? And other Covid trends as preventable hospitalizations peak

A Wilmington medical practice was selected as one of 10 sites nationwide that will take part in a conducting Covid-19 vaccine...
The planned location of The Healing Place, adjacent to several medical facilities. (Port City Daily photo / Google)

Wilmington City Council revisits controversial treatment center: Here are the neighbors’ concerns

Editor's note: Wilmington continued the issue during its last meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.  Some council members, including Councilman Charlie Rivenbark, appeared satisfied with the...
Lower Cape Fear Hospice borders the future site of The Healing Place. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)

Rock and a hard place: Getting to the bottom of concerns over The Healing Place treatment center

Update Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Wilmington City Council again voted to continue the issue; the vote was first continued on August 21, then again...
From left: Wilmington City Council members Charlie Rivenbark, Paul Lawler, and Margaret Haynes; Representative Deb Butler; Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo; New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White; District Attorney Ben David; Representatives Holly Grange and Ted Davis; Councilman Clifford Barnett; State Senator Michael Lee. (Port City Daily photo | File)

Officials, local delegation launch pilot program ‘Quick Response Team’ against opioid addiction

WILMINGTON --- Law enforcement leaders, addiction specialists, and local officials gathered Friday to launch the region's "Quick Response Time." The project is two years...
New Hanover Metro Treatment is one of over 60 treatment centers run by a Florida-based company. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

Half of Wilmington’s private drug treatment facilities cited, including one for a patient’s death

WILMINGTON --- During 2017 alone, half of the region's private substance abuse facilities were cited for by the state for violations --- and in at...
A recent report by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services finds New Hanover County's jails and emergency department's 'ill-equipped' to serve those suffering from opioid addiction. (Port City Daily /FILE PHOTO)

New Hanover County report finds jails, emergency department ‘ill-equipped’

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- A report prepared by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reveals some numbers that may shock many,...

Opioids: ‘Addressing demand is the only way to stop this’

Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the...
Classes will resume for schools across the region Monday following Hurricane Dorian (Port City Daily/File)_

Brunswick behavioral treatment center for school-age kids delayed again

Brunswick County school district officials have hit another snag in their efforts to get a behavioral treatment center for elementary students up and running...