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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Fowler

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videoThis week we went to Whiteville to find our teacher of the week. Laughing is where teaching begins for Central Middle School teacher Wendy Fowler. Full story...
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Douglass Academy taken off state watch list

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State officials have removed Douglass Academy in Wilmington's Northside from a state watch list due to increased enrollment at the charter school. Full story...
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UNCW trustees pick chancellor search committee

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videoUNCW's Board of Trustees has approved a 19-member search committee to seek candidates for the school's next chancellor. Full story...
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Forest promotes NC 'I Support Teachers' plate

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the public can help boost North Carolina public school teacher compensation in the long run by requesting a specialty license plate authorized by the General Assembly this year. Full story...
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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Students weigh backpacks to learn impact of heavy loads

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videoCFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board must pay back raises

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videoBrunswick County School Board members must repay two years' worth of raises. In a news release this afternoon, the district said the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Holden

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videoThis week we stayed in New Hanover County to find our Teacher of the Week. When we surprise each of our teachers, most of them are a little confused when we show up to their classroom with our camera. Full story...
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StarNews files lawsuit against Charter Day Schools Inc.

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videoThe StarNews Thursday filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School Inc. alleging that the school group is not following the state's public records law. Full story...
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Teacher charged with threatening neighbor back at work

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videoA teacher charged with threatening her neighbor is back at work after a brief suspension. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says Wanda Leggett returned to work today. Full story...
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Charter Day School wants big money from Brunswick County

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videoGive us a million dollars. That's the pitch trustees from Charter Day School, Inc., gave to the Brunswick County School Board tonight. Full story...
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Challenge to book in Brunswick County Schools ends

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videoBrunswick County School Board members made a decision on a book's future in schools Tuesday night. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Bonnie Stanley-Verzella

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videoThe first day of school can be rough for both parents and students, but at Union Elementary School there is a very special kindergarten teacher who makes it easy and fun. Bonnie Stanley-Verzella says kindergarten is when kids learn a lifelong love of school and she wants them to know that learning can be fun. That's why she is our Teacher of the Week Full story...
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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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Teachers' group running anti-Tillis ad in NC

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A political spending arm of the nation's largest teachers' union is spending $1.7 million for a commercial in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race critical of House Speaker Thom Tillis on public school spending. The National Education Association said the commercial began running Friday and will continue for a week in six leading television markets. It's also going online. Full story...
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