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‘Teacher of the Week’ helps blind and visually-impaired students in New Hanover County

Teachers have a unique way of helping students experience the world around them in a whole new way.

Scientific breakthrough may eventually allow many blind people to see

A scientific breakthrough may eventually allow many blind people to see. A handful of volunteers are already seeing the promise of a new device, about 18 months into a five-year clinical study.

Blind man advocates for more accessible crosswalks in Wilmington

Imagine waking up one day and not being able to get around the place you've lived your entire life. That's the reality for one Wilmington man who went blind three years ago.

Santa crawls on the floor to help a blind boy with autism feel the Christmas spirit

A Texas mom says her 6-year-old son met "the real Santa" last week at a Fort Worth sporting goods store.

Teen girl uses sign language to help deaf and blind man on flight

A California teen stepped up to help a blind and deaf man who was alone on a flight and needed help communicating.

Blind triplets make history by achieving rank of Eagle Scout

For the first time in the 107-year history of the Boy Scouts, three triplets who are blind have been named Eagle Scouts.

High school senior gives up playing in marching band to serve as blind classmate’s ‘eyes’

When the Laingsburg High School marching band performs on their Michigan school's football field, one band member marches without an instrument.

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

On Thursday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy that improved vision for these three youths and some others with hereditary blindness.

$600 worth of pots and plants stolen from legally blind man’s garden

If you drive down Bonham Avenue in Wilmington, handmade signs will alert you to a crime scene.

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New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

A deadly apartment building collapse in Florida has many asking what caused the tragedy, and a local building inspector is offering some perspective.

Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.

One victim shot Thursday evening in Wilmington

Police responding to the scene found one man who was shot. He is currently in surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Officials say that will be a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led force is in place.