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New Hanover Co. Library gets $75,000 grant

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videoNew Hanover County libraries received a $75,000 grant from PNC Bank this morning. The funds will go to create a financial education program for pre-schoolers. Full story...
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Judge denies request to reduce bond for former teacher accused of molesting student

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A reduction of bond was denied Wednesday for a former middle school teacher charged last year with indecent liberties in the molestation of a middle school student. Full story...
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Bladen Community College closing early due to utility problem

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A facilities utility problem is forcing administrators at Bladen Community College in Dublin shut down the campus early today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School District bans teachers from wearing 'Red for Ed' t-shirts

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videoTeachers in New Hanover County and elsewhere have been protesting education cuts and teacher pay by wearing red T-shirts to show their support for education. Now the New Hanover County School Board is the one seeing red and putting an end to it. Full story...
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Panel discusses root of Port City violence

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video After hundreds of shots fired in Wilmington this year local law enforcement has promised increased patrols, but a panel of doctors from UNCW says we can’t arrest our way out of the current crime wave. Full story...
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Veteran uses WWII, Holocaust to teach kids about bullying

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video A 96-year-old Army veteran is taking a unique approach to teach kids about bullying. In Wilmington today, he used his stories of war and liberation to make the connection that bullying is nothing to keep quiet. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. court clerk appointed to state Task Force on Safer Schools board

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointments to a Task Force on Safer Schools today. The group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina, including James MacCallum who will serve as vice chairman of the board. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County

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video Policy is a six letter word, but according to the North Carolina Justice Center its meaning effects everyone from the mountains to the coast. Full story...
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Global warming could be affecting area fisheries

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video In North Carolina fishing is a multi-million dollar industry, but researchers say climate change is turning into a fishy situation off our coast. Full story...
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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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