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NC House honors Maya Angelou with resolution

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The North Carolina House has voted to honor the life and memory of author, poet and teacher Maya Angelou. House members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that remembers Angelou as an extraordinary woman and hails her lasting legacy. Full story...
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School board to hold Penderlea public hearing

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videoThe Pender County School board decided Thursday night to hold a public hearing on Penderlea School. Full story...
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Penderlea families worried about losing community school

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video Changes could be coming for a Pender County School, and many families affected are not happy. Those families say moving sixth through eighth grades out of Penderlea School is a bad idea. Full story...
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Lawyer hired in UNC athletics probe gives briefing

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A former federal prosecutor hired to investigate academic irregularities involving athletes at North Carolina says he will follow the evidence wherever it leads. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy/Charter Day School releases staff salaries, still breaking law withholding administrator info

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videoThe company behind several area charter schools has finally released information about staff salaries requested by several media outlets including WWAY, but still has not released information about administrator pay. Full story...
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

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videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers. Full story...
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Students Skype with aquanauts

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Fifth grade students at Eaton Elementary School joined marine explorers Thursday morning for an underwater mission. Well, sort of. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The 2nd Grade Sidekick

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is someone I call the '2nd Grade Sidekick'. Myra Hand chooses to help her close friend inside the classroom instead of sitting at home. Full story...
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State agency orders release of charter school company salaries

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The state Office of Charter Schools is asking The Roger Bacon Academy to release employee salaries by June 27 in response to a complaint filed with the office earlier this month. The request comes a week after the education management company, which has three charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, released some employee counts and salary costs, but not individual breakdowns. Full story...
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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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