WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Volunteers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a pill drop Saturday afternoon for anyone with expired or unwanted medication.
Officials say events like these allow the public to quickly dispose of medications without hurting the environment or themselves.
“We’ve had a tremendous response,” said Kathy Rawlings. “We had people here at 8:30 a.m. People lined up. It’s been a great response, and everyone’s been very positive about bringing in the medication and happy to have a way to dispose of it properly.”
Officials and volunteers helped sort thousands of pills into three piles which were then turned over to the DEA to be properly destroyed.
Ft. Fisher, NC (WWAY) – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher offered a special day for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Interpreters stationed throughout the aquarium answered any questions the children had. They also relayed questions to divers during feeding times.
“We have some local organizations that are providing interpreters at all of our programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing,” said Megan Ennes of the North Carolina Aquarium. “That way they can have better interactions with all of our programs and that they are able to have the same experience that all of our other visitors do as well.”
Year round, the aquarium offers special listening devices for anyone who is hard of hearing.