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State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

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videoDouglass Academy does not have enough students according to state law, but that is not stopping them from teaching, at least for now. Today the NC Board of Eeducation met in Pembroke to discuss the next steps for the charter school. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. OKs process to select top teachers

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School officials in New Hanover County now have a plan to select their top teachers under a new teacher tenure law. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kimberly Holland

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videoKindergarten teacher Kimberly Holland goes beyond the basics of reading, writing and math. She also teaches life lessons about empathy, support and giving. She's WWAY's Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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Keatts gets 5-year, incentive-laden contract from UNCW

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videoUNCW new men's basketball coach will have to bank on success on the court if he wants to make as much money as his predecessor. Full story...
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Nano Days at Cape Fear Museum

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video A nation-wide education exhibit comes to the Port City teaching kids about nanoscale science and engineering. Full story...
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UNCW fans react to Keatts hiring

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videoStudents look forward to the next chapter in the UNCW's men basketball program and hope the team will soar to greatness with a new man leading the flock. Full story...
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UNCW raises $118,000 in 24-hour effort

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videoA 24-hour fundraising drive raised nearly five times as much as the university hoped. Yesterday, the school held its first 24-hour giving challenge hoping to raise $24,000. If the goal was met, UNCW would get an additional private gift of $24,000 for student scholarships. Full story...
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UNC fraternity gets 1 year of probation

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A fraternity at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been placed on probation for a year after an investigation of alcohol-related problems involving new members. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Jessica Marks

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videoNew Hanover County High School math teacher Jessica Marks teaches more than 100 students each day; she has her work cut out for her, but says she wouldn't trade it for the world. Full story...
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UNCW could be on hook for $965,500 on Peterson

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UNCW could pay former men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson as much as $965,529.67 over the next two years, according to an updated figure provided by the university on Thursday. Full story...
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Professor wins lawsuit against UNCW

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video professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who sued the university in 2007 has won his case against the school, according to the case manager for the US District Court in Greenville. Full story...
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Report: More info needed to assess NC driver's ed

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The North Carolina legislature's government watchdog agency says the state still does not have a good handle on how effective local driver's education programs for high school students are financially or how well they produce safe drivers. Full story...
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Moore County schools see benefits from laptops

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Some Moore County teachers say student use of laptops is resulting in better attendance, fewer discipline problems and more learning opportunities. The Fayetteville Observer reported about 3,400 more students will get laptops by next week. Some got laptops Monday, while other students will receive theirs by March 26. Full story...
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Pender superintendent denies commissioner's claims she ignored him

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videoPender County Schools Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb says she is not ignoring County Commissioner Jimmy Tate's request for a meeting to discuss education. But Tate says Cobb is giving him the cold shoulder. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Gregory Law

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videoGregory Law is a seventh grade science teacher in New Hanover County. During his first year at Emma B. Trask Middle School in Wilmington, he's won over students and earned a special recognition from WWAY. Full story...
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