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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

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North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
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Two Wilmington schools among lead for national contest

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videoA pair of Wilmington schools are among the leaders in a nationwide vote to award 20 schools a share of a $500,000 prize. U.S. Cellular says Williston Middle School and Sunset Park Elementary School are in the top 25 for the company's Calling All Communities campaign. Full story...
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Schools get look at scores under new standards

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videoThe results are in from last year's end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, and many schools in our area are seeing lower scores than last year. It's a trend seen across the state after a new, more rigorous curriculum was implemented last year. Full story...
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Teachers stage walk-in protest at board meeting

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videoClose to 200 teachers squeezed into the Brunswick County School Board meeting to hold a silent protest. Full story...
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Parents, students, educators debate 'The Color Purple'

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videoBrunswick County parents, students, and educators are arguing over a chapter in the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Color Purple” that describes the rape of a young girl, and if it’s appropriate for high school students. Full story...
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Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Tara Cumbee

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videoA handful of parents took time to nominate Tara Cumbee as WWAY's Teacher of the Week. And for a teacher described as enthusiastic, Ms. Cumbee sure was silent and surprised! Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board slated to continue talks on fraternization policy

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee is scheduled to continue discussions on a new fraternization policy this afternoon. The board won't admit it, but an ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION uncovered that Superintendent Tim Markley has been having a relationship with his former administrative assistant, a internal relationship that the current policy doesn't address. The board will only say that it is attempting to change the policy to better match state policy. We will have multiple reporters at this afternoon's meeting and will have live reports starting at 5:00 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Teachers make statement about education reforms, pay

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videoPublic school teachers around the state decked out in red hit the streets to take a stand against recent spending cuts. In New Hanover County, educators and even some parents and students stood outside their schools holding signs in support of better pay and benefits for teachers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: While teacher pay stays flat, 6 secretaries make more than $50k at New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoNew details in our investigation of a reported relationship between New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and an administrative assistant he supervised. We are learning more about why she and some other administrative assistants have higher salaries than most teachers. Full story...
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Incident involving kids, gun near New Hanover HS under investigation

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video Wilmington Police are investigating an incident involving two juveniles and a gun near New Hanover High School this afternoon. Full story...
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Student's love for fashion to benefit women in need

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video Fashion has always been a passion for one high school senior, who is now taking her love for clothes to help benefit women in need. Alicia McDonald is a senior at Hoggard High School and is currently working on her senior project. Full story...
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Wilmington business creates custom costumes for special needs students

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video Even though it's time for Halloween it was more like Christmas for students in Codington Elementary's special needs class. Full story...
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Bellamy Elementary student diagnosed with whooping cough

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videoA New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman confirms one student has been diagnosed with whooping cough at Bellamy Elementary. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: New Hanover Co. School superintendent exposes lack of in-house dating rules

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video Tonight in an ONLY ON 3 investigation, we uncover a relationship between the superintendent of New Hanover County Schools and an employee he directly supervised; a relationship that may be impacting district policy. Full story...
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