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Riverfest worries about future after losing big sponsors

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video For more than three decades Riverfest has been a fall tradition in Wilmington. But the future of the annual event is in question. Full story...
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CFCC students make first training trip on R/V Cape Hatteras

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video Cape Fear Community College's new research vessel the Cape Hatteras set sail today on its first student training voyage. A group of 17 students and crew are on a four-day training exercise. Full story...
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Governor McCrory announces Safer Schools Task Force at Hoggard

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory accepted the Center for Safer Schools 2013 Report from Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry today. Full story...
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NC school board considering abstinence grants for Bladen, Duplin Co.

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North Carolina's school board is expected to distribute about $800,000 to 19 rural public school districts to help teach children to abstain from sex. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Brita Clarkson

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videoA former teacher partner nominated Brita Clarkson for Teacher of the Week. Clarkson teaches eighth grade at New Hanover County's Williston Middle School and says she tries to make the classroom feel like home, by providing school supplies for students and decorating her room with positive messages. Full story...
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Students celebrate parent involvement by tossing water balloons at school leaders

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videoThe principal and the assistant principal at Wilmington's Codington Elementary had a chance to cool off this afternoon, but probably not the way they wanted to. Full story...
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Students celebrate 50th Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream'

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video Wednesday the nation marked the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream," speech. People from around our area found ways to honor King's dream, including an event at Innes Park in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools hopes for more improvement in bus routes

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videoBrunswick County school leaders are working to make sure bus routes run on time. Monday and Tuesday, some buses did not pick up students from Town Creek Elementary School until around 5 p.m., and some students did not get home until after 6 p.m. Full story...
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Kindergartener, family share experience of starting school

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videoThe first day of kindergarten is a milestone for every child and parent. Today that day came for the Manipole family from Southport, who let us go along for little Sophia's first day of school. Full story...
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Tech glitch fixed for Charlotte schools

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The Charlotte Observer reported that officials say there has been no crash of the PowerSchool system that is used to set student schedules, record attendance and handle other information. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Board of Education approves employee bonus

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Teachers and principals in Brunswick County will soon see an increase in pay, and employees can also expect a bonus check, according to a release from a spokeswoman with the school system. Full story...
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50 years later, impact of 'I Have a Dream' speech still felt in Wilmington

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video Wednesday marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial. Students in the Port City are honoring Dr. King by dreaming dreams of their own.political rallies which also happened to be a turning point in the civil rights movement. Full story...
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Buses don't leave school until after 5 p.m.; district hopes for improvement today

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A Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman says the district hopes for improvements today after some students at one elementary school did not get on their buses until after 5 p.m. yesterday. Full story...
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Mobile apps, gadgets give parents control over kids' phone, safety

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videoThe school year is getting underway, and with all of the new, high-tech phones on the market, school offices will soon be filling up with confiscated devices. So what can you do to keep your student safe and out of trouble when it comes to cell phones? Full story...
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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

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video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
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