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Students celebrate 50th Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream'

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video Wednesday the nation marked the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream," speech. People from around our area found ways to honor King's dream, including an event at Innes Park in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools hopes for more improvement in bus routes

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videoBrunswick County school leaders are working to make sure bus routes run on time. Monday and Tuesday, some buses did not pick up students from Town Creek Elementary School until around 5 p.m., and some students did not get home until after 6 p.m. Full story...
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Kindergartener, family share experience of starting school

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videoThe first day of kindergarten is a milestone for every child and parent. Today that day came for the Manipole family from Southport, who let us go along for little Sophia's first day of school. Full story...
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Tech glitch fixed for Charlotte schools

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The Charlotte Observer reported that officials say there has been no crash of the PowerSchool system that is used to set student schedules, record attendance and handle other information. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Board of Education approves employee bonus

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Teachers and principals in Brunswick County will soon see an increase in pay, and employees can also expect a bonus check, according to a release from a spokeswoman with the school system. Full story...
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50 years later, impact of 'I Have a Dream' speech still felt in Wilmington

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video Wednesday marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial. Students in the Port City are honoring Dr. King by dreaming dreams of their own.political rallies which also happened to be a turning point in the civil rights movement. Full story...
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Buses don't leave school until after 5 p.m.; district hopes for improvement today

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A Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman says the district hopes for improvements today after some students at one elementary school did not get on their buses until after 5 p.m. yesterday. Full story...
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Mobile apps, gadgets give parents control over kids' phone, safety

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videoThe school year is getting underway, and with all of the new, high-tech phones on the market, school offices will soon be filling up with confiscated devices. So what can you do to keep your student safe and out of trouble when it comes to cell phones? Full story...
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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

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video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
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Mail Room continues tradition of free copies for teachers

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videoWith the school year about to start teachers need a lot of papers to be copied. Budget cuts often limit the number of prints they can make at school. So the Mail Room in Long Leaf Mall is stepping up to the plate by helping teachers with free copies. Full story...
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CFCC students react to Wave Transit route cuts

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video Wave Transit held the first of two public hearings Wednesday on service reductions here in the Port City. Wave wants to eliminate 3 routes including one that runs through the heart of downtown. Full story...
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ACT exam scores fall as all NC students take test

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North Carolina parents and educators are getting a clearer picture of how prepared high school students are for college-level work, and the answer is that students on average are below their peers nationwide. Full story...
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School board members discuss Common Core State Standards

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video New Hanover County School Board Members met Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, including a resolution regarding the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. The board was considering asking the state to pause implementation so they could further study the standards. Full story...
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Suspended teacher indicted for drug possession

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videoA New Hanover County teacher arrested earlier this year for drug possession has been indicted. District Attorney Ben David confirms a grand jury indicted Catherine Entrocaso for possession of a schedule II narcotic. Full story...
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NC's first military public charter school celebrates grand opening

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videoNorth Carolina’s first military public charter school celebrated its grand opening today. Students, dressed top to bottom in military uniforms at the new Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will be getting a different educational experience this year. Full story...
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