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Columbus County to make up two missed school days

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videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm. Full story...
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UNCW hosts NC Campus Compact

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videoHundreds of people came together at UNCW today for the annual meeting of North Carolina Campus Compact. This is the first time the annual conference has been held away from its home site at Elon University. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. make-up days won't affect Spring Break, Saturdays

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videoNew Hanover County families will not have to worry about losing Saturdays or any part of Spring Break thanks to last week's winter storm. Today the school district announced its schedule for missing four school days by converting some half days to full days and adding a day at the end of the year. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

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A group representing North Carolina teachers plan to increase efforts this week to fight a state law that phases out more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Jenny Walters

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videoAll signs point to Codington Elementary...and they're aiming at Jenny Walters. She is WWAY's Teacher of the Week because she's taking "hands on" learning to a whole new level. Full story...
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UNC chancellor sued for academic probe information

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A Raleigh newspaper is suing the chancellor at the University of North Carolina for information about athletic and academic standards. Full story...
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Early Childhood NC website up and running

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North Carolina has a website to help new parents learn what assistance the government can provide to help children grow up healthy and prepared for school. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: The professor who makes the young old

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video Have you ever been searching for someone but only have a picture of them that's 20 years old? His facial recognition software could help. Or maybe you just want a hands free flying camera? He's got software for that, too. Full story...
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Records show specifics on NHCS Outside Work Experience pay

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video We're learning more about a process intended to help school districts recruit workers. New Hanover County Schools adopted its Outside Work Experience plan back in 2006. Now we know how many people it has impacted. Full story...
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New summer program designed to curb violence

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videoThe Wilmington Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Wilmington Chamber Foundation to announce a new program designed to keep kids off the streets during summer months. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Chief Frost

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videoRetired Naval Chief Thomas Frost is a man with a strong military background. But if you think he’s all work and no play…well, you’re wrong. We get him to crack a smile during the Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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Children's Museum will award Gov. Hunt 'Great Friend to Kids Award'

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The Third annual Great Friend to Kids Awards to benefit The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will be held Wednesday, March 5, at noon at Union Station at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington. The leading award for the event will be received in person by Jim Hunt, former governor of North Carolina. Full story...
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