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Columbus County Schools

Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Report provides insight on if schools make the grade

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videoIt's that time of the year again. Summer is over, and kids are back in class. But how did their schools perform last year? The state released accountability and testing results for the last school year. Full story...
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Columbus County to make up two missed school days

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videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm. Full story...
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Columbus County also exploring increasing officers in schools

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video Columbus County Superintendent Alan Faulk says safety is one of his school system's top priorities. At a meeting Monday night, educators asked county commissioners for support to make area schools safer. Full story...
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Gun found on Columbus County school bus

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Students found a gun on a South Columbus High School bus this morning. According to Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten, four students were riding the bus near Tabor City, when one student told the bus driver that a gun was on a seat. Full story...
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Columbus County schools to receive bond money

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Some Columbus County schools will get a facelift, thanks to a 3.1 million dollar bond. Full story...
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Columbus Co. stops student paddling after finding out it spanked 2nd most in state

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video It may seem like something from the old days, but children are still being paddled in North Carolina schools.Columbus County Schools recently abandoned the punishment after finding out the district was using it more than all but one school district in the state. Full story...
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Columbus Co., Whiteville schools stop using USDA beef

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There's no "pink slime" on the menu any more at school in Columbus County. The county's two school districts have stopped using beef from the USDA. Full story...
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Mom says daughter sexually assaulted by three classmates, wants school board to take action

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video A day after a mom speaks out about the rape of her child another Columbus County mom is speaking out saying the school district did little after her daughter was sexually assaulted by her classmates. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mom says five-year-old son raped by classmate at school

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video A Tabor City mom says her five-year-old son was raped at school. But it's who she says attacked the boy that you just won't believe. Sherri Loika says her son was sodomized in a restroom at Tabor City Elementary School by a five-year-old classmate. She found out the night it happened after his teacher called. Full story...
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Middle school tutor, coach arrested for indecent liberties with 12-year-old girl

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A middle school tutor and coach is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a student. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jammie Lynn Locklear, 36, of Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: East Columbus HS releasing early after water main break

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East Columbus High School is sending students home early today because of a water main break. Principal Mark Bridgers says the school day will end at 1:30 p.m. Full story...
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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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