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Federal judge bars deporting travelers with valid visas

Federal judge in New York bars U.S. from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by Trump order.

ACLU: Lafayette ‘flag desecration’ arrest unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says a man has been unconstitutionally arrested in Lafayette on a charge of desecrating the American flag by setting one afire and tearing up another.

Trial involving HB2 delayed until next year

A lawyer says that a trial over a North Carolina law governing transgender restroom access is being pushed back by several months.

Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs

A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law.

ACLU sues school district over transgender bathroom policy

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a civil rights complaint against a north Florida school district over a new transgender bathroom policy.

Gov. McCrory issues executive order ‘improving’ aspects of HB2

Gov. Pat McCrory signed an executive order Tuesday to "clarify" existing state law and asking the General Assembly to put back an old protection against discrimination.

UNCW chancellor issues statement on HB2

UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli has issued a statement regarding any implications on campus due to a new law in North Carolina.

Equality groups to file discrimination lawsuit against House Bill 2

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal, and Equality NC will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging House Bill 2.

Charter school parents speak out about dress code lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union and three parents filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School in Leland on behalf of three Brunswick County students.

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World War I living history event at N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport to host a living history weekend Sept. 18-19 featuring reenactors, authors and documentarians highlighting the World War I era.

Leland woman says metal object fell from bridge, hit her car, NCDOT responds

A Leland woman says she had a "final destination moment" when driving under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation is responding.

Town of Leland to pay developers $140k to speed up home construction

The Town of Leland will give developers of a new subdivision $140,400 to speed up construction.

Wilmington event raises $90k for Make-A-Wish, features celebrity guest

An event in Wilmington on Thursday raising money for a good cause more than doubled its donation goal, thanks to the help of a celebrity guest.