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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Four of five Republicans New Hanover County School Board candidates head to November election

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Four of five Republicans will advance to the general election for New Hanover County School Board. Incumbent Don Hayes was the top vote getter, followed by former New Hanover County manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board will have at least one new member

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videoThree of four New Hanover County School Board members facing reelection this year have decided to run again. Republicans Janice Cavanaugh, Don Hayes and Ed Higgins all filed for reelection. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: While teacher pay stays flat, 6 secretaries make more than $50k at New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoNew details in our investigation of a reported relationship between New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and an administrative assistant he supervised. We are learning more about why she and some other administrative assistants have higher salaries than most teachers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: New Hanover Co. School superintendent exposes lack of in-house dating rules

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video Tonight in an ONLY ON 3 investigation, we uncover a relationship between the superintendent of New Hanover County Schools and an employee he directly supervised; a relationship that may be impacting district policy. Full story...
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School board members discuss Common Core State Standards

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video New Hanover County School Board Members met Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, including a resolution regarding the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. The board was considering asking the state to pause implementation so they could further study the standards. Full story...
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Board says Common Core leaves more questions than answers

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video The beginning of the school year is just weeks away, but the New Hanover County school board is already questioning the new Common Core curriculum and how it will impact your child. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school board could ask voters for $284 million

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videoVoters in New Hanover County could face another decision on a bond referendum come November. This time, it is the county schools that could be asking for as much as $284 million. Full story...
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School board releases emails after requesting confidentiality

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video New Hanover County Board of Education members were asked to keep recent emails about school safety confidential – a suggestion that appears to violate state public records law. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school board approves pay increase for themselves

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video The pockets of New Hanover County School Board members got a little bit deeper Tuesday night. The board approved raises for every member. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan

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videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase. Full story...
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COMMISSIONER BARFIELD vs. SCHOOL BOARD: Hayes says Barfield threatened him

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New Hanover County School Board Chairman Don Hayes says County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield recently got in his face a threatened him about redistricting. Hayes says Barfield is now making good on that threat, trying to take control of the school board's budget. Full story...
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One day after garbage contract falls apart, New Hanover County wants to micro-manage school spending

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video The New Hanover County School Board Chairman got his toes stepped on this week by the newly appointed New Hanover County Commision Chairman. Full story...
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