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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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Trio faces charges for UNCW statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have warrants for three men wanted for stealing a bronze seahawk statue from campus last month. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington face charges of felony larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property. Full story...
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Combination classes helping Pender Co. teacher shortage

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videoMulti-age classrooms are a new experience for some students and parents, but even though it's new to them it's nothing new to the school system. Pender county school South Topsail Elementary surprised one mom at open house telling her, her daughter would be with first and second graders in the same classroom. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting school bus had .13 BAC

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videoThe first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus. Full story...
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Wilmington charter school meets enrollment requirements

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videoA Wilmington charter school says it has the right number of students as it started its second year today. Last year, Douglass Academy only had about half of the enrollment required by state law. Full story...
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Experts recommended delaying start times for middle and high schools

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video The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to delay start times of middle and high schools students. With teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult to fall asleep before 11 pm, AAP recommends schools start classes at 8:30 am or later. Full story...
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Return to school brings nerves for kids, tears for moms and dads

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videoGoing back to school can be daunting for some kids... and their parents. Today many school bells rang around the Cape Fear for the first time since spring, and kids hit the books again, while some moms and dads got a little emotional. Full story...
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Deputies warn drivers to watch out on the roads as school starts up

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As hundreds of area students head back to school this week, law enforcement is warning drivers to watch out for kids and buses on the roads.video Full story...
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UNCW Police investigating sexual assault of student on campus

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video UNCW Police are investigating a sexual assault on campus, according to a news release on the department's web page. Full story...
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New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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