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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Full story...
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NC college systems making student transfers easier

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videoNorth Carolina's higher education system has a deal comparable to synchronizing traffic lights. The University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges will finalize an agreement Friday easing the way for students to transfer between the two systems without losing class credits. Full story...
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McCrory to speak to NC Board of Community Colleges

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video Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak to the NC Board of Community Colleges. According to a release, McCrory will speak to the board, then watch as three of his appointees are sworn in as new board members. Full story...
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Auditors: End advance word for community colleges

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North Carolina's top auditor says the country's third-largest community college system should stop tipping off campus administrators weeks before a record check is coming. Full story...
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Biden touts community colleges in NC visit

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a community college in North Carolina and says the Obama administration sees such schools as the main path to the middle class for millions of Americans. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Bill changing loan program mandate heads to NC gov

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North Carolina's community colleges wouldn't be forced to participate in the federal student loan program in legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk. Full story...
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NC lawmakers on student loans: Who gets to decide?

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Some North Carolina community college presidents want to reverse a new law making low-interest federal loans available to nearly 200,000 students who may be eligible. Full story...
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Governor proposes free community college promise

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video Getting an associate's degree may soon become a little easier to afford. In last night's State of the State address, Gov. Bev Perdue proposed a "Career and College Promise" that guarantees a free community college education to some North Carolina students. Full story...
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NC community colleges move to bar students who pose a safety threat

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video North Carolina's community college board is moving ahead with a rule allowing schools to refuse admission to students who campus officials consider a threat. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Commission supports Skyway plan

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The link between New Hanover and Brunswick Counties has been under discussion for years. Full story...
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NC community college board to discuss immigrants

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Hispanic leaders say they're excitedthat North Carolina community college officials will discuss this week whether to admit illegal immigrants to degree programs. Full story...
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NC officials reverse college admissions policy for illegal immigrants

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videoThe state now says illegal immigrants will be prohibited from pursuing degrees at North Carolina community colleges, at least until state officials figure out whether a mandate passed six months ago to enroll illegal immigrants violates federal laws. Full story...
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