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ONLY ON 3: Charter school considered option for vocation school in Brunswick Co.

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video Members of the Brunswick County School Board say for years they've talked about opening a career tech charter school. Now they're looking at a different way to possibly pay for it. Full story...
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Board of Education gives Superintendent an A-

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The Brunswick County Board of Education gave Superintendent Edward Pruden the nod of approval during his annual evaluation by offering him a 2-year contract extension. Full story...
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Funding agreement means Brunswick County will not lose teachers

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Brunswick County Commissioners decided to re-new their funding agreement with the school board. Full story...
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Federal funds target struggling schools

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video North Carolina received good news from Washington. The US Secretary of Education announced that the Tar Heel State will receive more than $91 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools. 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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Katie McGee's contract not to be renewed with Brunswick County Schools

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videoKatie McGee's days as the Brunswick County School superintendent are numbered. The school board decided Tuesday night not to renew her contract come June 30th. They will begin looking for a replacement as soon as possible.

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Budget slashing the focus of Brunswick County School Board meeting

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videoTuesday night was a busy one for local school boards. The meeting in Brunswick County turned out to be a sea of red brought on by a budget backlash.

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Frank Iler to replace Bonner Stiller

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videoWhen Bonner Stiller resigned his House seat earlier this month it left a hole in Raleigh. Tuesday night, members of the Brunswick County Republican Executive Committee met to elect Stiller's replacement.

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Two candidates considered to serve rest of Stiller's term

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videoThe Brunswick County Republican Party meets Tuesday night to figure out who will replace Bonner Stiller in the State House of Representatives.

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Brunswick County Republicans to decide Stiller's successor

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State representative Bonner Stiller's replacement will be decided this week. Tuesday, the Brunswick County Republican Party will choose his successor. Two Brunswick County Republicans have announced their hopes to fill the empty seat.

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