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Local nonprofit hosting events to mark 30th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago and the nonprofit Disability Resource Center is hosting a number of events to celebrate the anniversary of this important civil rights law.

In ‘lawless’ world of service dogs, many families suffer

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.

Service dog vs. emotional support dog: Incident leaves one dog injured, another labeled dangerous

How many times have you been in a store or a restaurant and seen a dog inside? Some, of course, may be legitimate service dogs.

Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

A federal appeals court is giving a green light for visitors with autism to proceed with lawsuits against Disney theme parks that claimed not enough was being done to accommodate them.

NHRMC denies wrongdoing, settles discrimination suit

New Hanover Regional Medical Center will pay $146,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) according to a release on the agency's website. The EEOC had charged that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting applicants and employees from working if they were taking legally prescribed narcotic medications.

Southport business takes stand against bench law

video With the weather as hot as it has been, a seat in the shade is a good spot to be this summer. But if Southport leaders get their way, benches protected from the sun on one of the city's busiest corners could soon be gone.

FIRST ON 3: Store owner who kicked out service dog apologizes

video It's been two days since we first told you about Robert Bryant, who owns a western wear shop in Castle Hayne. Monday, he kicked out a service dog which helps a 5-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy, because he said he had a strict "no pets" policy.

ONLY ON 3: Store owner could face jail for kicking out service dog

video As we first told you last night at 11, a little girl and her mother were kicked out of the Western Wear store in Castle Hayne because they brought a service dog in with them. Today the mother told us she's decided to take legal action.

ONLY ON 3: Local store kicks out family with service dog

video Even after showing the credentials, a Wilmington family was told to leave the Western Shop on Castle Hayne Road for coming inside with a service dog.

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National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

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Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.