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PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC

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PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Riley Woods

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videoRiley Woods proves that art matters at Castle Hayne Elementary School and that's why she is our Teacher of the Week. Nominated for the way she teaches students that their effort is as important as the outcome of their projects, Ms. Woods says she realizes what art can do for kids. Full story...
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Controversy surrounds swearing in of interim superintendent

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videoLes Tubb was sworn in as the interim superintendent of Brunswick County Schools Tuesday, but the ceremony wasn't without controversy. Full story...
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NC school board hears about new take on US history

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A building national debate is showing up in North Carolina over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively. Full story...
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Community gathers to celebrate Superintendent Edward Pruden

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videoTonight friends, family, colleagues, parents and students gathered in Supply to honor Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Pam Cannon

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video Science is a very broad topic with many different branches. It can prove a hypothesis, and because of it we were able to put a man on the moon. But, no matter which end of the spectrum you are looking at it from, science is important. For Pam Cannon, a teacher at Myrtle Grove Middle School, the vast subject is a passion. Full story...
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UNC-CH billed $3M for probe finding fake classes

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North Carolina's flagship public university is being billed more than $3 million for the probe by outside attorneys that detailed a nearly two-decade-long scheme that used fake grades to keep some athletes eligible. Full story...
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College cost for N.C. residents likely to increase

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videoThe cost for North Carolina residents to continue their education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will likely increase in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Full story...
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Kids write their way to a better future

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videoRapping for literacy, that's what a group of kids are doing at the New Hanover Public Library every month. They're recording a song which will be added to an album coming out this summer. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Yvonne Sacewicz

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videoAt Island Montessori Charter School Yvonne Sacewicz is one busy lady! With three grades in her classroom she finds herself doing multiple lesson plans for students so that they gain independence and remain curious and creative. Our Teacher of the Week believes her students are the world's peacemakers of the future. Full story...
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