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Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student

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videoFolks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh. The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012. Full story...
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Invasive species catching attention

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video Invasive species such as the Lion fish are rising in population in Southeastern North Carolina. The aquarium has several on display and have programs to offer to learn more about invasive species. Full story...
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Pender looking for input on $75M school bond plan

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video The Pender County School Board wants to put an end to overcrowding and outdated school buildings. The school board has proposed a multi-million-dollar bond to help. That could mean a tax increase, but some say it would money well spent. Full story...
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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law

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Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them. Full story...
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Five highlights on NC child health in new report

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According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore. Full story...
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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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Woman continues fighting to ban book in Brunswick County

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videoCedar Grove Middle School's Media Committee decided to keep "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" on school shelves, but one community member says she's going to continue fighting. The award winning book has been described as an accurate depiction of bullying and racism, but Frances Wood says it has no redemptive qualities to it. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. woman appeals school's decision to keep book

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videoA Brunswick County woman has appealed a school's decision to keep a novel she objects to in the school's curriculum. Full story...
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Scott Braswell takes leave of absence at Hoggard

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videoHoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings. Full story...
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Common Core on way out of NC schools

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The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board will take time to find Pruden's replacement

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video Brunswick County's school superintendent says the coming school year will be his last. Dr. Edward Pruden told the school board about his decision last night. This announcement came right after Pruden's annual evaluation. Full story...
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NC House to consider final Common Core bill

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The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards. The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise bill Wednesday. The Senate signed off on it last week. Full story...
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Brunswick County Schools superintendent leaving next summer

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Superintendent Edward Pruden announced his intentions to leave Brunswick County Schools after the 2014-2015 school year. Full story...
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UNCW settles case with Mike Adams

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videoSeven years after an associate professor sued UNCW over a denied promotion, the teacher and school have reached a settlement. Full story...
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Brunswick County school decides against banning book

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videoMonths after district leaders decided to keep "The Color Purple" in the county's curriculum, a Brunswick County school has decided to keep another book. Full story...
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