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Florida school helps Columbus Co. school after fire

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video A Columbus County elementary school gets help from a Florida elementary school after a fire destroys the main building. Old Dock Elementary School lost its historic main building almost two months ago. The school's auditorium and library are now just memories for former student Lisa Metts. Full story...
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School systems opening late Thursday due to cold

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Due to the impending cold weather, some school systems have decided to start Thursday's school day late. Full story...
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Fire destroys part of school and leaves community stunned

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videoCrews in Columbus County are investigating after a morning fire burns through part of a major elementary school there, causing the district to cancel classes. Full story...
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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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