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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:50pm.

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.

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Report provides insight on if schools make the grade
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:51pm.

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.

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Columbus County to make up two missed school days
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:06pm.

videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm.

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Columbus County also exploring increasing officers in schools
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 4:51pm.

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.

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Gun found on Columbus County school bus
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 4:25pm.

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.

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Columbus County schools to receive bond money
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 10:46am.

Some Columbus County schools will get a facelift, thanks to a 3.1 million dollar bond.

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Columbus Co. stops student paddling after finding out it spanked 2nd most in state
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 2:21pm.

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.

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Columbus Co., Whiteville schools stop using USDA beef
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 9:23am.

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.

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Mom says daughter sexually assaulted by three classmates, wants school board to take action
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:39pm.

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.

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