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Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill says he will retire

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The chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said today he will retire next year. Full story...
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Local class sends packages to soldiers in Iraq

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videoA local sixth grade class is finding a unique way to show support for our soldiers in Iraq and it involves a needle and thread. Soon soldiers in Iraq will be receiving a different kind of care package. Inside will be neck ties with a purpose made by students at Myrtle Grove Middle School. Full story...
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Columbus County schools back to normal after gun violence rumors

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videoColumbus County high schools were just about back to normal today after rumors of gun violence circulated like wildfire yesterday. People in the Whiteville community say in no uncertain terms that gang activity is to blame. Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Randy Shaver admits there is gang presence on campus and is working on a plan to try and get rid of it. Full story...
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NC students keeping pace on reading, math scores

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Test scores show that North Carolina's fourth- and eighth-graders are generally keeping pace with students nationwide on math and reading test scores. Full story...
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Many Columbus County students absent following deadly shooting

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videoMany students in Columbus County didn't show up for school Monday. Rumors of retaliation in the schools come after a murder Friday night following the East Columbus-Whiteville football game. Police say about 200 people were gathered in the parking lot of Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw when a silver Ford Taurus drove up and someone in it opened fire. Full story...
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Local student wins medal in Special Olympics Golf National Invitational

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videoA West Brunswick High School student recently hit the links in Florida for the Special Olympics Golf National Invitational and he came home with a medal. Full story...
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Local high school student writes children's book

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Seventeen-year-old Carolyn Goodin seems like most high school kids. The Trask High School senior likes hanging out with friends and is studying for her SATs. You can also add author and illustrator to her list of accomplishments. Full story...
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Brunswick County superintendent responds to third lawsuit

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The Brunswick County superintendent is responding to a third lawsuit filed against the school system. Earlier this week parents of a former South Brunswick High student filed a lawsuit against the school system after their son was sexually molested by a janitor. Full story...
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Bradley Creek Elementary receives grant

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Progress Energy donated $30,000 to a Chamber of Commerce program that gives money to teacher scholarships. This year's recipient was Ann Lineberry, physical education teacher at Bradley Creek Elementary. Full story...
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Students learn about nation's history on Constitution Day

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videoMonday is Constitution Day and students nationwide are learning about our nation's history. Full story...
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New After-School Program

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A new program in Wilmington aimed at helping at-risk kids. Full story...
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Brunswick County Schools fighting lawsuit

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Brunswick County Schools are fighting back against the lawsuit filed by parents of the student who married her coach. Full story...
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Some parents unhappy with preschoolers making pit stop on school bus route

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videoSome preschoolers in New Hanover County who ride the bus to school are making a pit stop on their way that some parents say they didn't know about. This year the Board of Transportation is having preschoolers and year round elementary students ride together to save money. But some parents say they weren't aware their young children had to make a bus change on the way to school. Full story...
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Brunswick Community College to launch lifelong learning program

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This Friday Brunswick Community College will start a new program called "BILL" -- the Brunswick Institute of Lifelong Learning. It's a unique way for people to continue learning beyond a formal classroom setting. Full story...
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UNCW hosts education summit

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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington was the site for a rather weighty summit on education Wednesday -- a summit that included the public. Full story...
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