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Crowded field of 7 vies for 4 open New Hanover School Board seats

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videoThree incumbents and four challengers are vying for four seats on the New Hanover County School Board. It's historical perspective against new ideas. Full story...
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Scammers target UNCW students, community

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video UNCW Police say scammers are targeting UNCW student by posing as Wilmington Police. Full story...
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School leader explains need for $160 million bond

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videoNew Hanover County voters have the choice to pass a $160 million school bond this election season. The money would fund 14 projects across the county, including a new elementary school, renovations to existing schools and technology updates. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The many hats of Jim Leutze

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videour Extraordinary Person of the Week has penned a new book with his perspective on where North Carolina once was and is now. His experience in the Tar Heel State is vast and has him thinking we're headed in the wrong direction. This week we introduce you to the many hats of Jim Leutze. Full story...
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McCrory on UNC scandal: 'It's academic fraud'

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videoGov. Pat McCrory was in Wilmington Wednesday talking about the Chapel Hill scandal, along with a number of other high profile topics. McCrory attended a Coastal Resources Commission meeting to learn more about issues facing the Carolina coast. When talk turned to the topic of scandal at UNC, the governor did not mince words. Full story...
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UNCW employee let go after implicated in UNC academic fraud report

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videoAccording to a new report today, nearly 20 years of academic fraud took place at UNC Chapel Hill. And now, we know it could have local ties. Full story...
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9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

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videoUniversity of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Local resident John Bunting, head football coach at UNC from 2001-2006, cooperated with the investigation. Full story...
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Happening This Weekend: 2014 Landfall Tradition

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videoThe 2014 Landfall Tradition tees off on Friday. Some of the best collegiate women in the nation will show off their golf skills to help raise scholarships for UNCW. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Sarah Pearce

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videoSarah Pearce has an artist's heart and an educator's mind and she puts both to use at Coddington Elementary School as an English Language Arts Teacher. This weeks Teacher of the Week loves her students and teaches them to have a lifetime love of the written word. Full story...
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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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Charter Day School leader speaks about staff and salary disclosure

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videoYesterday state regulators told a local charter school company the information they submitted about employee salaries last month is incomplete. Today, a company leader responded publicly. Full story...
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State: Charter Day School salary submission incomplete

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videoState regulators say a local charter school company failed to meet the requirements for information it asked for two months ago. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Courtney Link

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videoWorking in a classroom requires a certain about of patience and working with special education students, that takes a special person. "When I first started everybody told me, 'You might not like it when you get in the classroom,’” said Courtney Link. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo teacher charged with DWI, driving 103 mph

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A New Hanover County Schools teacher was arrested near Leland Saturday and charged with DWI. Trooper Sanders said William Bessmer was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and had been traveling at 103 mph in a 55-mph work zone. Full story...
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Former Bladen superintendent avoids penalty at sentencing

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videoA former Bladen County Schools superintendent has avoided prison time and any penalty after pleading guilty to a crime. Full story...
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