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'The Color Purple' to stay on shelves in Brunswick Co. following formal challenge

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videoAlice Walker's "The Color Purple" will stay in the curriculum and on the shelves in Brunswick County Schools following a formal challenge of the novel. Full story...
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Two New Hanover Co. schools win $25,000 in contest

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videoTwo New Hanover County schools have won US Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign awarding them a total of $50,000. US Cellular surprised both Sunset Park Elementary School and Williston Middle School with $25,000 to spend as they wish. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Cecelia LaGrange

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videoThere's no question Mrs. Cecelia LaGrange is a great teacher. But we were shocked she showed off some dancing skills too when we popped into her classroom. Full story...
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Finn to quit as principal of NHHS at end of month

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videoNew Hanover High School principal Todd Finn has announced he is leaving to accept a new position with a school in Henry County, GA. He will remain at NHHS until the end of December, a school district spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Laney's Gillespie named regional teacher of the year

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videoA Laney High School teacher was surprised this morning with a big honor. Tears filled Melissa Gillespie's eyes as she walked into the library, which was jam-packed with friends, family, coworkers and students. They were all there to honor her as North Carolina's Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year. Full story...
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Nourish NC packs boxes with food for families in need

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videoTwo Wilmington Rotary Clubs helped Nourish NC pack boxes full of food for families in need in the Cape Fear Wednesday. Friday afternoon, the boxes will be delivered to families across the Port City to ensure they have food to eat this weekend. Full story...
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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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NC has fewer teachers and more students

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videoNorth Carolina schools are losing teachers and adding more students. New school data shows there were nearly 96,000 teachers in North Carolina working with more than 1.5 million students as of October. Full story...
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Fraternization policy heads for full school board

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee approved the district's proposed fraternization policy for its first reading by the full board in January. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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Board of Education considers change to facility naming policy

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videoThe New Hanover County Board of Education is considering making changes to their naming policies after Hoggard High School renamed it’s football stadium without asking the superintendent’s office or Board of Education. Full story...
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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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