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Parents concerned about children's bus stop safety

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videoParents have some serious safety concerns over what goes on at one local school bus stop. They say since school started the bus has been at least 15 minutes late every day, leaving their children standing on the corner. They say their kids have been approached by drug dealers and people looking for sex. Full story...
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Mixed test score results for North Carolina students

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North Carolina education leaders say nearly 72 percent of the state's public schools met or exceeded growth targets during the 2006-2007 school year. Full story...
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Association donates school supplies

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Some New Hanover County students will soon get some new supplies for school. That's thanks to the New Hanover County Foster Parent Association. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board facing new lawsuit

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The Brunswick County School Board is facing a lawsuit from another set of parents concerned about an educator's behavior. Full story...
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UNCW celebrates 60 years of education

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UNCW just celebrated a milestone birthday. Exactly 60 years ago Tuesday UNCW held its first class. Of course, it was known as Wilmington College back then. Full story...
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Husband of college student concerned about campus security

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videoBill Chamnin got a call from his wife, a student at the college, Monday afternoon...her battery was dead in a student parking lot. Chamnin came to help her. So did a school security guard, who wasn't much help. Full story...
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Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary to close

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videoThe school year has just begun and already, students at one New Hanover County school are having to think about where they'll go next year. Students at Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary in Wilmington won't be going there next year. Instead, that building will be used by kids currently attending Snipes Elementary. Full story...
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Six New Hanover County schools switch to uniforms

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videoA number of schools in New Hanover County have started the year off in style -- uniform style that is. The change came after a parent survey showed strong support for school uniforms. Full story...
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Board of Education approves budget

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The Board of Education approved the nearly $107 million 2007-2008 fiscal year budget. The county will receive $28.6 million of that, allowing for pay raises for teachers and coaches. Full story...
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Pender County schools see improvement in progress results

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videoPender County is starting off the school year on a high note after receiving the results of annual progress reports. School officials are happy to report students have improved over the past year. Pender County schools improved their Adequate Yearly Progress since last year. Seventy-one percent of the county's schools showed improvement over last year. Full story...
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Brunswick County students score low on 2007 SAT scores

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The 2007 SAT score results for Brunswick County schools show students are scoring below state and national averages. Full story...
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New Hanover County appoints new superintendent

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videoNew Hanover County schools have a new leader. Not all school board members agree with the decision. John Morris resigned as superintendent in May and Saturday his replacement was announced. Full story...
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St. Mary Catholic School expands facilities

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Middle school students at the downtown St. Mary Catholic School returned to expanded facilities Monday. With grants from the PPD corporation and other private donors, the school renovated the second floor of its historic Tileston building. Full story...
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Police urge extra caution when driving through school zones

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With school back in session we need to remember to be extra careful driving through those school zones. Full story...
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Racist fliers put school, community on edge

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videoTension was high for the first day of school in Columbus County. It began yesterday when residents in the Town of Evergreen woke up to fliers all over their neighborhoods -- fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. With the start of school in Columbus County, many people were concerned about what the day would bring. This after hateful, racist fliers geared towards local schools were found all over the Town of Evergreen Sunday. Full story...
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