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Pender County parents upset over superintendent severance pay

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videoSeventy-five thousand dollars. That's how much the Pender County schools Superintendent Ted Kaniuka will receive in severance pay after resigning early this week. Some parents say that's not money well spent. Full story...
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Pender County announces new superintendent

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School starts in less than a week and Pender County has just named a new superintendent. This comes less than 24 hours after the former superintendent resigned. Ted Kaniuka abruptly resigned Sunday night. Monday night the school board announced his replacement. Allison Sholar is the new school superintendent for Pender County. Full story...
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Pender County Superintendent resigns

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Just two weeks before the start of classes Pender County Schools Superintendent Ted Kaniuka has resigned. Full story...
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Teen facing charges for bringing gun on school property

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A Wilmington teen accused of bringing a gun onto school property faces multiple charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 19-year-old Terry Earl Hooper around 9:30 Friday night at the football jamboree at legion stadium. Full story...
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Duke to host 6-week, 18-event tribute to jazz's Thelonious Monk

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Jazz genius Thelonious Monk, whose North Carolina roots were evident in his music and his accent long after he moved to New York, will be celebrated next month during an 18-event tribute at Duke University. Full story...
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School supplies tax-free this weekend

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For many students the first day of classes is just around the corner. That means it's time to pick up "back to school" supplies. This weekend is a good time to stock up, as most of what you will likely need is tax free. Full story...
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Local mother starts autism summer school

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videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children. Full story...
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State honoring teachers for 50 years service

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The state is honoring seven teachers in North Carolina for 50 years of dedication to educating students. Full story...
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UNCW gets four million-dollar donations in fiscal year

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Great news from UNC-Wilmington Monday. For the first time in its history the school has received four donations of at least $1 million each within a single fiscal year. Full story...
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Elementary school could permanently close

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Columbus County Board of Education is making some important decisions about the fate of an elementary school. The board may permanently close Fair Bluff Elementary. Full story...
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Local educators score high

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State school districts recently completed an evaluation of their teachers. How did educators in our area fare? Full story...
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Parents of married teen suing school board

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A Brunswick County coach married his teenage student. Now the parents of the girl have filed a lawsuit against the Brunswick County School Board. Full story...
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Brunswick County students go to CSI camp

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videoMove over CSI, there's a new group of investigators in town for teens like Veronica Moreno, this three-day crime scene investigation camp at West Brunswick High School is a high point of the summer. Full story...
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Red light money going to schools

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Thanks to all "red light" runners caught on tape, New Hanover County schools are getting a financial windfall. Ninety percent of all the revenue from the red light tickets will go to the county's school district. Full story...
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Columbus County schools not getting budget cuts

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videoColumbus County commissioners just made some big financial decisions. One determines whether schools will lose thousands of dollars in funding next year. County Manager Jim Varner says it was a tough decision but commissioners decided not to make budget cuts from area schools. Full story...
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