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Body cam video shows officer pinning, handcuffing student with autism

The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism in Denton, Texas, say they are planning to take legal action after they received a video that showed their son being repeatedly held to the ground by his neck and handcuffed by a school resource officer.

Teen with autism wishes for birthday cards

Dante Brown, a New Hanover County teen with autism, is about to turn 17 and wishes for birthday cards from the community.

Teen with autism throws first pitch for Wilmington Sharks

A teenager from Castle Hayne who has autism was in the spotlight at the Wilmington Sharks game Wednesday night.

Missing child with autism found using electronic tracking

A seven year old girl with autism was reunited with her family Tuesday morning after members of the Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office located her using Project Lifesaver.

Student with autism steals the show with inspiring graduation speech

A high school student with autism delivered a powerful speech that brought the house down at his graduation ceremony.

Family fights to keep teenager with special needs on NC high football team

A local family is pushing back against the North Carolina High School Athletics Association's decision to deny a special needs player the opportunity to be on Ashveille High School football team next season.

Teacher sends inappropriate text about autistic student to his mom

A Texas teacher is off the job after calling a mother to complain about her son’s behavior while, at the same time, accidentally sending some inappropriate text messages about the boy to her.

Helping those affected by autism prepare to fly

Traveling and navigating the airport process can be challenging for individuals with autism due to sensory overload. So this weekend, the Wilmington International Airport held their 5th Annual Autism Takes Flight event.

ILM helps those with autism get more comfortable to taking flight

More than 50 children and adults with autism plus their families will be participating in the 5th annual Autism Takes Flight at Wilmington International this weekend.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.