Vince Winkel

Coastal Horizons Center, the non-profit treatment center on the front lines in the opioid addiction battle, had its Annual Meeting Wednesday.  The Wilmington-based facility is growing well beyond the Cape Fear region.

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are joining forces to consider legal action against those they consider to be responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic facing this region. The North Carolina Department of Health says that opioid deaths have increased 73 percent statewide and doubled in New Hanover County over the last decade. 

Vince Winkel / WHQR

The battle against opioid addiction in Wilmington and across the country is rising to a new level.  North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein came to the Port City to discuss the growing investigation into drug manufacturers.