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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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New make-up day schedule approved

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The New Hanover County School Board approved a new schedule covering all six missed school days due to winter weather. Full story...
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Parents try to find ways to treat children's cabin fever

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video Many of you probably have been battling cabin fever after our second winter storm in three weeks, especially the kids. With schools out for another day, many parents are trying to find ways to entertain them. Full story...
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CFCC celebrates 'I Love Piano Day'

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videoAfter all the stress of a winter storm, the calming sound of music filled Cape Fear Community College's Union Station today. The school marked "I Love Piano Day" to celebrate its new Steinway grand piano. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Karen Carlton

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videoOne of Karen Carlton's first grade students nominated her for her positive reinforcement inside the classroom and inspirational lessons. Full story...
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Parents adjust again as weather forces students out of school

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videoBrunswick County parents cannot catch a break as schools let out early today and canceled classes for tomorrow. It was cold and rainy when administrators made the decision to send students home at lunchtime. Now the district will have to figure out how to make up another lost day tomorrow. Full story...
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NC leaders pledge more pay for new teachers; veteran teachers left waiting

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videoFor months north carolina teachers have been wearing Red for Ed. Today the governor and other top leaders promised more green for new teachers. The goal is to keep good young teachers in the classroom, but one local educator says the raise does not fix the problem with veteran teacher pay. Full story...
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Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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videoOver 200 science and engineering projects filled the New Hanover hall gym Saturday, Feb 8th. Full story...
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Civil War reenactments, more than just a hobby

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videoYou might have thought you've stepped back in time walking around Cameron Museum Saturday if it weren't for the occasional iPhone picture, of course. Reenactors and Civil War enthusiasts from all over gathered to commemorate the battle of Forks Road. Full story...
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NC board ends operations for 2 charter schools

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North Carolina's statewide school board is forcing two charter schools to close after reviews found poor academic performance and financial problems at each. Full story...
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Local tests to show 3rd-grade reading skill OK'd

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video North Carolina school districts will be able to use their own third-grade reading tests in hopes of avoiding a lengthy series of personal exams that superintendents said could consume huge chunks of teaching time this spring. Full story...
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CFCC named among top community colleges in America

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video Cape Fear Community College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country. That's according to the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Full story...
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Career Day gives kids perspective on prospective jobs

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video Today was career day today at College Park Elementary School in Wilmington. Students learned what it's like to be an author, firefighter and even a florist. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board adopts new lice policy

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videoThe Brunswick County school board combed through the issue Tuesday night, and created a tougher policy on head lice. Full story...
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