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Invasive species catching attention
Submitted by Helen Holt on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:00pm.

video Invasive species such as the Lion fish are rising in population in Southeastern North Carolina. The aquarium has several on display and have programs to offer to learn more about invasive species.

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Pender looking for input on $75M school bond plan
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:06pm.

video The Pender County School Board wants to put an end to overcrowding and outdated school buildings. The school board has proposed a multi-million-dollar bond to help. That could mean a tax increase, but some say it would money well spent.

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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:50pm.

Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them.

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Five highlights on NC child health in new report
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:15pm.

According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore.

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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:11pm.

video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed.

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Woman continues fighting to ban book in Brunswick County
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:10pm.

videoCedar Grove Middle School's Media Committee decided to keep "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" on school shelves, but one community member says she's going to continue fighting. The award winning book has been described as an accurate depiction of bullying and racism, but Frances Wood says it has no redemptive qualities to it.

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Brunswick Co. woman appeals school's decision to keep book
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:46am.

videoA Brunswick County woman has appealed a school's decision to keep a novel she objects to in the school's curriculum.

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Scott Braswell takes leave of absence at Hoggard
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:45pm.

videoHoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings.

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Common Core on way out of NC schools
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:31pm.

The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina.

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Brunswick Co. School Board will take time to find Pruden's replacement
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:22pm.

video Brunswick County's school superintendent says the coming school year will be his last. Dr. Edward Pruden told the school board about his decision last night. This announcement came right after Pruden's annual evaluation.

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