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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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TODAY: CFCC students head back to class, new Union Station opens

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videoOver 9,000 have registered for classes at Cape Fear Community College for fall classes that begin today, and if enrollment is any indication, the local demand for job training and affordable higher education remains strong. Full story...
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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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CFCC honors 'godfather' of NC community college system

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videoConsidered to be the philosophical godfather of the state's community college system, Cape Fear Community College honored Dr. Dallas Herring today. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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Report: merging NC community colleges would save

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video A proposal to consolidate community colleges in the state has many college leaders split on the idea. The General Assembly's Program Evaluation Division says merging several colleges into a larger neighboring school would save about $5 million a year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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The state steps in to help protect the safety of community college students

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The North Carolina Community College board is giving schools the thumbs up to discuss ways to refuse admission to students they consider a threat. Full story...
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