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Columbus County Schools

Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Mom accused of taking daughter to a street fight is no longer a county school employee

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video The Whiteville mother accused of taking her daughter to a street fight and then cheering her on is no longer an employee of Columbus County Schools. On Monday night the Columbus County Board of Education spent part of their monthly meeting behind close doors to discuss Aneshia Cartret's employment status. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: More than 30 watch girl fight in Whiteville

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video High school can be hard, especially when you add Facebook into the equation. Two Columbus County teenaged girls decide to take their battle of words online to a battle of fists in the street. Full story...
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Columbus County superintendent heading south of the border

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Columbus County's top educator is making a move. Superintendent Dan Strickland is moving across the state line to take the same job in Marion County, SC, starting in July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents worried about snakes in school

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video First it was snakes on a plane. Now it's snakes in a school. But this is not a movie. It's real life, and it has parents concerned about their children's safety. Full story...
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Schools release AYP results

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It's report card time for the public school systems in North Carolina. The state Department of Public Instruction released the preliminary results for Adequate Yearly Progress today for the 2009-2010 school year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. Schools spend thousands on conference at posh resort

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video Nineteen administrators, including principals and instructional directors, from Columbus County Schools attended the Summer Leadership Conference at the Grove Park Inn last week. The Asheville resort has played host to the president and a number of celebrities. Full story...
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UPDATED: Columbus Co. ranks #5 in state for spanking at school

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Corporal punishment was used in Columbus County schools 87 times last school year, the report said. Burke County schools in western North Carolina topped the Action for Children list, using corporal punishment 325 times. McDowell County ranked fourth, just above Columbus, with 93 instances of corporal punishment in the school year. Macon County, with 70 instances of corporal punishment, ranked sixth. Full story...
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