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Brunswick County School Board wants to raise dropout age

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How old should a teenager be before he is allowed to drop out of school? Tuesday night the school board voted unanimously to support new legislation that would raise the dropout age. A bill in the general assembly would increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Officials in Brunswick County hope it will keep kids in school. Full story...
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N.C. charter school limit should remain at 100 for now

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A nonpartisan group says North Carolina's 100-school cap on charter schools should remain in place, at least until student performance improves and the schools are more racially integrated. Full story...
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Local magnet school misses out on grant, wins another

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A New Hanover County school just lost out on potentially winning a $2 million grant and is now looking for additional funding to help improve its programs. Full story...
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Cape Fear Community College narrowing down presidential candidates

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This week, the campus community and local residents had the opportunity to meet four of the top educators in the country. All are vying for the title of Cape Fear Community College President. Full story...
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Local students donate to "Reach Out and Read" program

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Local fifth graders are coming together to help the community. Students from the Friends School of Wilmington donated 500 books to the "Reach Out and Read" program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Elementary students send letters to soldier in Iraq

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Some Brunswick County students sent letters overseas to a soldier fighting in Iraq. Now, he's back home and meeting his young pen pals face to face for the first time. Full story...
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Past conviction could derail newly elected UNC board member

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A criminal conviction could derail the election of a former school superintendent to a seat on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Full story...
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School Superintendent Resigns

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After nine years as the New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Morris is resigning. The announcement came after a good review Tuesday night by the school board. Full story...
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Pender County School Board drops Bible classes

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The Pender County School Board is making some big changes to its curriculum. Full story...
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New Hanover County schools trying to expand special education instruction

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New Hanover County schools are trying to expand instruction for special education students. They're integrating these kids into regular classroom settings, hoping the interaction will raise them to the next level. Full story...
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New high school opens in Wilmington

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Summer is almost here, but Monday was the first day of class at a new high school in Wilmington. Full story...
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Mother and son graduate college together

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At Cape Fear Community College Friday night one Wilmington mom got an early and very special Mother's Day gift. She received her degree along with her son. Full story...
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Excitement, pride, apprehension on graduation day

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Graduation day is a day filled with excitement, pride and even a little apprehension. Nearly 1,500 UNCW undergrads marched proudly into Trask Coliseum Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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New Hanover County School administrators helping special education students

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Some need more help than others. And New Hanover County School administrators say they're doing all they can to raise troubled and special education students to the next level. Full story...
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Former mayor donates to CFCC

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Cape Fear Community College received a huge gift from the City's former mayor. Former mayor Spence Broadhurst donated $15,000 to the college to help City employees and their family. Full story...
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