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Education

FIRST ON 3: Former county manager Shell launches school board bid

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videoFormer New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell says he will run for a seat on the New Hanover County School Board. "I'm retired now. I have the time and wanted to give something back to the community," Shell said. "I believe there is probably no greater influence on a future than through education." Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Shari Peacock

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videoMrs. Shari Peacock prides herself in the long-lasting relationships she keeps with students and says they've taught her important lessons. Full story...
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Meeting looks at pay incentives for NC teachers

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North Carolina lawmakers, school leaders and parents are considering whether teachers can be better rewarded for performance through a statewide incentives package. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. voters to decide sales tax hike in May

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video For the last few months Brunswick County Commissioners have been trying to discuss the best way to use the sales tax in their county. First they voted down changing sales tax distribution. Now they're asking voters to increase the tax. Full story...
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NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools

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videoA North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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CFCC celebrates construction milestone for fine arts building

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videoCape Fear Community College celebrated a construction milestone this morning as the school's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center begins to take shape in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NC university board considers no tuition hike

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North Carolina's public university system is about to do without tuition increases next year for undergraduates who live in the state, though out-of-state students would see higher costs. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board budget committee seeks millions from county

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video Earlier this month Governor Pat McCrory said he wanted to increase pay for young teacher, and now the New Hanover County School Board could ask for millions in funding to make that possible. Full story...
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15 years later, Columbine shooting continues teaching lessons

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video April will mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Today educators in Brunswick County continued to learn valuable lessons from someone who helped handle the aftermath. Full story...
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NC college systems making student transfers easier

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videoNorth Carolina's higher education system has a deal comparable to synchronizing traffic lights. The University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges will finalize an agreement Friday easing the way for students to transfer between the two systems without losing class credits. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers want to revise school calendar

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Some North Carolina lawmakers hope this year's winter storms will spark new discussion on the law on when schools can start and must end. Full story...
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Beekeepers Association spreads buzz with Bee Buddies program for kids

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videoThe North Carolina State Beekeepers Association plans a sweet deal for local elementary students. About 450 kids will take part of the first "Bee Buddies" program. The program will educate students on every aspect of the insect and their importance in nature. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates birthday by filling new time capsule

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videoAt a ceremony in Wilmington, teachers and alumni joined the students to help put mementos into a new time capsule after opening one from 20 years ago. Students also sang a new rendition of the school song. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Christie Nye

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videoAn Eaton Elementary teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime with Arizona Cardinal Jonathan Cooper shows up in her room. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates 50th birthday

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videoIt will be a blast from the past tonight at Alderman Elementary as the schools celebrates a major milestone: the big 5-0. Full story...
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