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State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson tours schools, speaks about lottery and taxes

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videoState Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson visited Bladen County schools Tuesday. Bladen County is one of three counties in the area asking voters to help pay for school improvements in the upcoming election. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick County School Board members approve raises for themselves, but is it legal?

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videoBrunswick County School Board members have a little extra cash in their pockets after passing this year's budget, or do they? Their salaries have gone up nearly 26% in just two years while salaries for teachers continue to crawl. But there are now questions about whether the raises are legal. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: School Year Recap

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videoFrom shock and surprise to tears of joy, winning Teacher of the Week comes with a lot of differing emotions. One thing that all winners have in common is a big check to help them teach our area kids. Full story...
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Brunswick County students head to school, buses back in action

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videoIt’s the final few hours of summer for Brunswick County students, and big preparations are in order to make sure the first day flows smoothly. Brunswick County students head back to school tomorrow, but getting there can be a pain, especially on the first day. Luckily, one man says he has the solution. Full story...
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South Brunswick High to get new Principal

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The Brunswick County Board of Education has appointed Dr. Vicky Snyder as the new principal of South Brunswick High School. The decision was made during a special meeting of the Board Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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"Read Across America" at Forest Hills Elementary

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Tim Buckley and Cacky Catlett were among many visitors to Forest Hills Elementary who stopped to read stories to children Tuesday. Full story...
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Former NFL star brings 'Freeze and Think' campaign to area schools

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NC native and NFL star Levar Fisher stops by WWAY before visiting area schools to promote good decisions and following your dreams.video Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Lorraine Beadore

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videoThis week's teacher of the week is Roger Bacon Academy 5th grade teacher Lorraine Beadore. Full story...
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Perdue to spend last day as governor in schools

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video Beverly Perdue is spending her final full day as North Carolina's governor by highlighting her passion to expand the use of technology in the public schools. Full story...
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NC school board voting on 25 more charter schools

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North Carolina's school board is weighing whether to increase the number of charter schools in the state by 25 next year. Full story...
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NC promotes walk-to-school effort across the state

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North Carolina is encouraging students across the state to walk to school to promote regular physical activity and other benefits. Full story...
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NHCS Board to to get rid of more than 200 positions

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The New Hanover County School Board has to get rid of more than 200 positions Full story...
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NC bill would track illegal immigrants in schools

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A North Carolina lawmaker says schools should be required to keep track of the illegal immigrants in their student populations. Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County has introduced a bill to require school principals to record the citizenship and immigration status of new students at North Carolina schools. Full story...
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