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Education

ONLY ON 3: Low pay forces teacher of the year candidate to quit

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video We’re just weeks away from the start of school and the Brunswick County school system is losing one of its top educators. Full story...
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Kids have dirty good time at Children's Museum Mud Day

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington is getting muddy. The 11th annual Mud Day kicked off this morning, with some of the messiest fun around. Full story...
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UNC board rejects gender-neutral housing proposal

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videoThe UNC Board of Governors has voted to ban all system campuses from allowing students to choose roommates of the opposite sex. Full story...
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TONIGHT: Dancing with the Brunswick Stars to benefit scholarships

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videoBrunswick County will get a taste of its own 'Dancing with the Stars' tonight. The event features 15 couples, including both local and professional dancers, who will compete to raise money for scholarships at Brunswick Community College. Full story...
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NC reports progress on high school graduation rate

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videoNorth Carolina's high school graduation rate is showing more improvement, with more than eight out of 10 earning a diploma in four years. Full story...
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UNC system president sees no new tuition increases

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videoStudents enrolled at North Carolina's 16 public universities a year from now can expect a pause in a decade of steady tuition increases. Full story...
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Board says Common Core leaves more questions than answers

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video The beginning of the school year is just weeks away, but the New Hanover County school board is already questioning the new Common Core curriculum and how it will impact your child. Full story...
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'Stuff the Bus' campaign collects school supplies for students

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videoAn organization collected buses-full of school supplies for those who cannot afford them. Volunteers for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign were working diligently just inside of the Wal-Mart at Monkey Junction today giving out wish lists of supplies needed to shoppers, in hopes they would return with donations. Full story...
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Cape Fear Literacy Council celebrates helping another 500 students

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videoThe Cape Fear Literacy Council hosted its 4th Annual Literacy Luncheon today. Almost 300 people came out for the event to celebrate all the organization does in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Full story...
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McCrory backs NC schools spending, unveils grants

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants to spend $30 million over the next two years on finding education innovations, but that won't be possible without Washington's approval to redirect federal Race to the Top money. Full story...
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Lt. Governor holds town hall meeting in Wilmington

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video The Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest spent much of Tuesday in the Port City. Dozens of people made their way to the New Hanover County Government Complex Tuesday for a Town Hall meeting hosted by Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: James Dudley

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videoJames Dudley was born into slavery in Wilmington in 1859. He grew up in the household of Edward Dudley, who was governor of the state in the 1830s. His childhood was marked by the Civil War and great change, but as the dust settled James began to go to school. Full story...
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AG Cooper says new laws could cost taxpayers millions

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper says several potential new laws could cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fights. Full story...
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Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

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North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year's General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. Full story...
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South Brunswick High School teacher arrested for animal cruelty

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video A South Brunswick High School teacher is on administrative leave after being accused of not providing enough sustenance for poultry and turkeys used for educational research. Full story...
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