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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Students weigh backpacks to learn impact of heavy loads

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videoCFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board must pay back raises

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videoBrunswick County School Board members must repay two years' worth of raises. In a news release this afternoon, the district said the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Holden

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videoThis week we stayed in New Hanover County to find our Teacher of the Week. When we surprise each of our teachers, most of them are a little confused when we show up to their classroom with our camera. Full story...
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StarNews files lawsuit against Charter Day Schools Inc.

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videoThe StarNews Thursday filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School Inc. alleging that the school group is not following the state's public records law. Full story...
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Teacher charged with threatening neighbor back at work

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videoA teacher charged with threatening her neighbor is back at work after a brief suspension. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says Wanda Leggett returned to work today. Full story...
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Charter Day School wants big money from Brunswick County

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videoGive us a million dollars. That's the pitch trustees from Charter Day School, Inc., gave to the Brunswick County School Board tonight. Full story...
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Challenge to book in Brunswick County Schools ends

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videoBrunswick County School Board members made a decision on a book's future in schools Tuesday night. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Bonnie Stanley-Verzella

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videoThe first day of school can be rough for both parents and students, but at Union Elementary School there is a very special kindergarten teacher who makes it easy and fun. Bonnie Stanley-Verzella says kindergarten is when kids learn a lifelong love of school and she wants them to know that learning can be fun. That's why she is our Teacher of the Week Full story...
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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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