The fight over a needle exchange program in Springdale continued
on Wednesday with a change of heart from the Mayor.
Council voted 5 to 4 on Wednesday evening to get rid of the
The Cincinnati Exchange Program provides free needles to drug
users for every dirty one. The program is now being forced to shut down by the
end of the month.
The program is confidential and funded through grants. It was the
first of its kind in southwest Ohio.
Supporters of the program say it helps prevent the spread of
diseases and provides outreach.
Those opposed say the exchange program only enables the use of
drugs rather than addressing the root of the epidemic.
The program also provides testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and
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According to a document from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the shelter violated rules regarding documentation of the dogs.
Tuesday night, hundreds crowded into Triple C Brewery to get a taste of what the city hopes to see South End transform into.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers said around 9:15 p.m. that I-485 would be closed for "an unknown amount of time."
Known as “Dee,” this Lenoir girl will be in the 3rd grade this year. She suffers from KFS, and as a result has been fighting medical battles her entire life.
The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Highway 5 near Steel Hill Road.