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Teacher of the Week: Joseph Innella

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videoSunset Park Elementary teacher Joseph Innella goes by "Mr. I" to students. That traditional student-teacher bond goes out the window in his classroom; his special needs students are more like family to him. Full story...
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11 hurt in Yadkin County school bus crash

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Eleven people have been hurt in a school bus crash in Yadkin County. Investigators say there were 20 students and a driver on the bus from Forbush Middle and Forbush High schools when the bus ran off a road and turned on its side around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday in Yadkinville. Full story...
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Appeals court rebuffs company on virtual charter school

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals is rejecting arguments by a for-profit company and a nonprofit group seeking taxpayer money to operate a school that offers online-only classes to public school students. Full story...
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UNCW trustees approve tuition, fees increase

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videoThe price to attend UNCW is going up again. Today the Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and fees for all Seahawk students. Full story...
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As penalties toughen, Brunswick Co. cracks down on passing stopped school buses

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videoThe ticket for passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina is now more than double the old penalty. State officials say since 1998, 13 students have died in North Carolina after someone ignored the stop lights at a bus stop. Full story...
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Community discussions on gang problem continue Monday

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videoThe City of Wilmington continues its series of meetings on gangs with its third community conversation Monday night. Full story...
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Debate over Myrtle Grove Christian anti-gay policy heating up

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video As the debate about Myrtle Grove Christian School’s decision to ban homosexual students heats up both sides of the argument say the other needs to stop being a bully. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' staying in Brunswick Co. Schools for now

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videoThe debate over the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Color Purple" continues in Brunswick County, but so far it looks like all the debate may be much ado about nothing. Full story...
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UPDATE: NHCS doubles up bus runs following school bus vandalism

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video New Hanover County Schools are working to get routes back on schedule after someone vandalized several school buses parked between Laney High School and Trask Middle School over the weekend. Full story...
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Community joins together to restore school

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videoStudents traded books and pencils for paintbrushes at college park elementary school this weekend. Volunteers, staff, and even kids joined together for Painting at the Park, an event dedicated to restoring the school. Full story...
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School board attorney: No ban on 'Red for Ed'

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videoApparently New Hanover County teachers can still wear "Red for Ed" shirts at school. That's a reversal from less than two weeks ago when teachers were informed they could wear red, but could not wear the message "Red for Ed," which the school board said was a political statement not allowed under district policy. Full story...
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Teen arrested for drugs on school bus

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says yesterday it was investigating disorderly conduct on a school bus at the end of the day at Trask High School in Rocky Point. That's when deputies say they found Qu'ran Jevon Robinson had packaged marijuana. Full story...
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A can of food gets kids into the Children's Museum free Saturday

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videoThe Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s Inaugural ThankFULL Wilmington, a day of celebration, giving, and entertaining Thanksgiving-centered activities at the Museum, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013. Full story...
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Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem

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video The Gospel of Matthew claims a mysterious star appeared at the birth of Jesus. Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. Full story...
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Protestors make school board see red

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As members of the New Hanover County Board of Education met for their meeting they were met by protestors who were Red for Ed. Full story...
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