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Brunswick County School Board wants to raise dropout age

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How old should a teenager be before he is allowed to drop out of school? Tuesday night the school board voted unanimously to support new legislation that would raise the dropout age. A bill in the general assembly would increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Officials in Brunswick County hope it will keep kids in school. Full story...
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20 endangered sea turtles released

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Emaciated, sickly and near death -- that's how sea turtles arrive at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital. They usually leave healthy and ready for a chance at a new life. Full story...
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Columbus County fighting identity theft

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It's a growing problem across the country affecting thousands each year: identity theft. Identity theft can easily happen to you, but one county wants to make sure it doesn't happen to senior citizens. Full story...
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Firefighters denied pay increase

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A sea of yellow shirts greeted Wilmington City Council members at their meeting last night. Dozens of firefighters turned out, asking the city council to raise their salaries in the new budget. Firefighters, their families and friends walked to Tuesday's City Council meeting, all wearing yellow T-shirts showing solidarity. Full story...
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Local magnet school misses out on grant, wins another

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A New Hanover County school just lost out on potentially winning a $2 million grant and is now looking for additional funding to help improve its programs. Full story...
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Scholarship Scams

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It’s the time of the year for scholarship scams as new high school grads gear up for college. Full story...
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ALE cracks down on minor tobacco sales

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Seven North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents cited 20 store clerks in the NewsChannel 3 viewing area for selling tobacco to minors. Full story...
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Pender County adding voting precincts

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Long lines at the voting booths in Pender County during the last presidential election has brought about some changes. You may be voting elsewhere: Elections officials say back in 2004 some county residents had to wait more than four hours to cast their ballot. Full story...
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Local leaders take food stamp challenge

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Could you survive on $21 a week for food? Cape Fear area leaders put food stamps to the test. Last Tuesday some local leaders began the "food stamp challenge." Full story...
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UNCW assistant provost suspended

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A statement UNCW administrators gave NewsChannel 3 says Adrian Sherman has been relieved of his duties as assistant provost in the international programs department. Full story...
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