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Officer designs new shoe to help first responders battling PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder comes in many forms and affects many people differently. It most commonly impacts those who put their own lives on the line to keep people safe.

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.

Mom of 5 donates uterus to another woman after years of infertility setbacks

Aprill Lane suffered through years of infertility struggles in the process of becoming a mom to five kids, ages 7 and under.

Wilmington veterans react to California bar shooting

Two days after 12 people lost their lives at the hands of a Marine Corps veteran in California, some are wondering if post traumatic stress disorder is to blame.

Burgaw man uses farming as therapy for veterans

A Burgaw man has started a nonprofit that aims to support veterans by using farming as a form of therapy.

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range.

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.

Trump under fire for comments on veterans with PTSD

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is getting flak today for an answer he gave on what he would do to address issues around post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides by military veterans.

Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

Newly released documents show that the Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board held a special meeting on Monday to discuss whether or not to allow elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.