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Experts recommended delaying start times for middle and high schools

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video The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to delay start times of middle and high schools students. With teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult to fall asleep before 11 pm, AAP recommends schools start classes at 8:30 am or later. Full story...
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Return to school brings nerves for kids, tears for moms and dads

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videoGoing back to school can be daunting for some kids... and their parents. Today many school bells rang around the Cape Fear for the first time since spring, and kids hit the books again, while some moms and dads got a little emotional. Full story...
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Deputies warn drivers to watch out on the roads as school starts up

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As hundreds of area students head back to school this week, law enforcement is warning drivers to watch out for kids and buses on the roads.video Full story...
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UNCW Police investigating sexual assault of student on campus

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video UNCW Police are investigating a sexual assault on campus, according to a news release on the department's web page. Full story...
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New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

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videoA North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Brunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers

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videoBrunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers. Reps say they are in no rush to fill open positions. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

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As the start to school approaches, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom? Lincoln Elementary teacher Shane Terzaken says even teachers get butterflies before the big day while they wait for their students to file in.video Full story...
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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

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videoAs students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious. Liz from thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Full story...
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Video phone system latest security upgrade for New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoThis fall many parents of kids in kindergarten through middle school will see new intercom phones at the front entrances to their schools in New Hanover County. Full story...
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UNCW welcomes new students, interim chancellor

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video If you noticed a lot of traffic around UNCW this weekend, it's because thousands of new students, and even a new leader, were moving in for the school year. Full story...
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NC Senate send House bargain on teacher assistants

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The North Carolina Senate has offered solutions to end the General Assembly's three-month work session and fix a problem so more teacher assistants stay employed this fall. The House must decide whether to go along. Full story...
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Educators, supporters protest along busy Wilmington road

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videoWilmington area teachers and their supporters took a stand for education today. Decked out in red, they stood along South College Road near UNCW at lunchtime to make a statement about what they call the disrespectful actions of the General Assembly toward students and educators. Full story...
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