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NC community college faculty member wins Porsche

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A faculty member at Johnston Community College in Smithfield is the winner of a new Porsche, courtesy of an NC Museum of Art raffle. Full story...
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NC schools receiving $13.5M in federal grants

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North Carolina is receiving $13.5 million from the federal government to help transform its lowest-performing schools. Full story...
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Onslow County teacher/coach quits after sex crime charge

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videoAn Onslow County teacher and coach has quit his job after being charged with a sex crime involving a child. John Tobias Sweeney, 36, of Jacksonville is charged with solicitation of a child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. Full story...
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National group weighs in on 'The Color Purple' debate

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video For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of 'The Color Purple' debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage. Full story...
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Pilot program helps area school improve security for free

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videoOne year ago a gunman stormed into an elementary in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children and six adults. Since then schools have tried to find new ways to prevent that from happening again. It's not an easy task, but many people believe it's a necessary one. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover deputies investigate incident at high school basketball game

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident at Wilmington Christian Academy Tuesday night involving students from Onslow County, one of whom has been suspended. Full story...
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NC teachers group sues over private school grants

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Advocacy groups representing parents and public education are suing North Carolina officials after the General Assembly passed a law this year allowing taxpayer money to help pay private school tuition. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' to stay on shelves in Brunswick Co. following formal challenge

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videoAlice Walker's "The Color Purple" will stay in the curriculum and on the shelves in Brunswick County Schools following a formal challenge of the novel. Full story...
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Two New Hanover Co. schools win $25,000 in contest

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videoTwo New Hanover County schools have won US Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign awarding them a total of $50,000. US Cellular surprised both Sunset Park Elementary School and Williston Middle School with $25,000 to spend as they wish. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Cecelia LaGrange

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videoThere's no question Mrs. Cecelia LaGrange is a great teacher. But we were shocked she showed off some dancing skills too when we popped into her classroom. Full story...
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Finn to quit as principal of NHHS at end of month

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videoNew Hanover High School principal Todd Finn has announced he is leaving to accept a new position with a school in Henry County, GA. He will remain at NHHS until the end of December, a school district spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Laney's Gillespie named regional teacher of the year

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videoA Laney High School teacher was surprised this morning with a big honor. Tears filled Melissa Gillespie's eyes as she walked into the library, which was jam-packed with friends, family, coworkers and students. They were all there to honor her as North Carolina's Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year. Full story...
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Nourish NC packs boxes with food for families in need

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videoTwo Wilmington Rotary Clubs helped Nourish NC pack boxes full of food for families in need in the Cape Fear Wednesday. Friday afternoon, the boxes will be delivered to families across the Port City to ensure they have food to eat this weekend. Full story...
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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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NC has fewer teachers and more students

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videoNorth Carolina schools are losing teachers and adding more students. New school data shows there were nearly 96,000 teachers in North Carolina working with more than 1.5 million students as of October. Full story...
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