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Brunswick County Schools

Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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As penalties toughen, Brunswick Co. cracks down on passing stopped school buses

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videoThe ticket for passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina is now more than double the old penalty. State officials say since 1998, 13 students have died in North Carolina after someone ignored the stop lights at a bus stop. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' staying in Brunswick Co. Schools for now

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videoThe debate over the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Color Purple" continues in Brunswick County, but so far it looks like all the debate may be much ado about nothing. Full story...
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Schools get look at scores under new standards

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videoThe results are in from last year's end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, and many schools in our area are seeing lower scores than last year. It's a trend seen across the state after a new, more rigorous curriculum was implemented last year. Full story...
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Teachers stage walk-in protest at board meeting

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videoClose to 200 teachers squeezed into the Brunswick County School Board meeting to hold a silent protest. Full story...
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Parents, students, educators debate 'The Color Purple'

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videoBrunswick County parents, students, and educators are arguing over a chapter in the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Color Purple” that describes the rape of a young girl, and if it’s appropriate for high school students. Full story...
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Students back in class after boiler room fire at South Brunswick High School

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videoStudents have returned to class at South Brunswick High School after a small fire. Firefighters say when they arrived, they saw black smoke coming from the building in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Shake-up at Roger Bacon Academy

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According to multiple sources, Mark Cramer, headmaster and CEO of the Roger Bacon Academy was recently terminated. We called the academy twice to ask if they could confirm his departure and to talk with founder Baker Mitchell. Office Manager Jill Applewhite hung up on us twice. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kelly Feamster

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videoSeveral Brunswick County parents took the time to nominate one teacher for her exceptional work...with exceptional children. Mrs. Kelly Feamster works with kids with special needs, particularly children with autism. Full story...
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South Brunswick teacher cleared of animal cruelty charges

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videoA high school teacher charged with cruelty to animals has been found not guilty, according to court documents. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Laura Moffitt

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videoWe all have a teacher who stands out when we look back on our childhood, and we're sure students won't forget this fourth grade teacher, because they're the ones who nominated her. Full story...
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Governor McCrory stopping by the Cape Fear area

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Governor Pat McCrory will be visiting schools in the Cape Fear Area tomorrow. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools hopes for more improvement in bus routes

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videoBrunswick County school leaders are working to make sure bus routes run on time. Monday and Tuesday, some buses did not pick up students from Town Creek Elementary School until around 5 p.m., and some students did not get home until after 6 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Board of Education approves employee bonus

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Teachers and principals in Brunswick County will soon see an increase in pay, and employees can also expect a bonus check, according to a release from a spokeswoman with the school system. Full story...
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Buses don't leave school until after 5 p.m.; district hopes for improvement today

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A Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman says the district hopes for improvements today after some students at one elementary school did not get on their buses until after 5 p.m. yesterday. Full story...
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