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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

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The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus. WTVD reported that the board also voted Friday to cap the amount of tuition revenue diverted to financial aid at 15 percent. Full story...
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Job outlook good for UNCW

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videoFamily and friends filled Trask Coliseum for the first two of four commencement ceremonies at UNCW. About 2,000 UNCW students will have turned their tassles today, taking their education to the next level. Full story...
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Raleigh couple gives NC State $3 million

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A Raleigh couple is giving North Carolina State University $3 million to start a program to help rural students get into the school. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan frustrated with indecision on student loan interest rates

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videoNorth Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (D) said she's frustrated because Wednesday a bill to restore low federal student loan interest rates could not get enough votes to be debated. Full story...
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NC author gives tips on 'College Sense'

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video North Carolina author Tawan Perry stopped by Good Morning Carolina to talk about his book "College Sense." Full story...
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UNC offers admission to 7,571 first-year students from a record 29,486 applicants

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has offered admission to 7,571 outstanding first-year students. The admitted candidates were chosen from a record 29,486 applicants-an increase of 24 percent over last year and 47 percent over five years ago. Full story...
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NC private university lowers tuition to compete

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A small private college in Raleigh is lowering student tuition next year to attract students from middle-class families. Full story...
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College freshmen hopeful about future despite tough economy

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video Some say the economy is recovering. Others think we're still in a recession. Either way you look at it, the truth is: it's still difficult to find jobs. Full story...
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NC college reopens to students after April tornado

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The South's oldest historically black college is reopening to students after its Raleigh campus was crushed by one of the tornadoes that swept across North Carolina in April. Full story...
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High schoolers find their way through the College Maze

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Applying to college, filling out financial aid forms and trying to plan a career path can be scary for middle and high schoolers to think about. Full story...
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College students aren't learning much in college

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video A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years. Full story...
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80 students cited at frat party at Wake Forest

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Eighty students at Wake Forest University face charges of underage drinking after police were called to break up a massive fraternity party. Full story...
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UNCW helps ease veterans' transition to student life

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video They were on the front lines fighting for their country and their lives. Now many former troops from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are back home and going to college. They're tough, but it's still a hard transition from the front lines to the front seat in the classroom. Full story...
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UNCW ranks as a top public Master's university

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There are more accolades for UNC-Wilmington. U.S. News and World Report is calling the school one of the top public Master's Universities in the south. Full story...
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