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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally. Full story...
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Most new NC charter schools not ready to open

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Most of the new charter schools approved in North Carolina are not ready to open. The Charlotte Observer reported that 19 of the 25 charter schools approved for opening this year still have to show state officials that they have enough students, classrooms and plans in place to open in August. Full story...
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West Brunswick principal rescinds resignation

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videoBrock Ahrens will remain principal at West Brunswick High School after announcing a change of heart during this morning's graduation ceremony. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at 'Learn More than the Year Before' event

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videoIt was the last day of school in New Hanover County, and kids are ready to get out of the classroom and into summer vacation. But one Wilmington man is making sure they don't forget everything they've learned when they head home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: West Brunswick High School principal quits over students' graduation eligibility

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videoWest Brunswick High School's principal has resigned in an apparent dispute with school district leaders over the eligibility of students to participate in the school's graduation ceremony tomorrow. Full story...
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Senate committee ok's NC charter school changes

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Charter schools in North Carolina may soon be subject to the state's open records and meetings law. A Senate education committee approved new changes to charter schools Wednesday that would make school and employee personnel records subject to public records law like employees of traditional public schools. Full story...
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Judge rules UNCW must pay professor $700,000 for legal fees

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington has to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees in a civil suit involving one of its own professors, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board flip-flops back to staggered schedule

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videoIt's back to the staggered schedule for Brunswick County students. Less than a month after voting to return to a traditional schedule, school board members changed their minds once again today. Full story...
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NC House seeks average 5 percent teacher raises

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North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written. Full story...
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Charter Day School information response leaves many questions

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video More than six weeks after WWAY requested information regarding faculty and staff salaries, the non-profit behind a group of area charter schools has responded to public information requests from WWAY and other area media outlets, but the response still leaves questions about how money is spent. Full story...
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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Interim chancellor named for UNCW

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videoAn interim leader has been named for UNC Wilmington to take over after Chancellor Gary Miller leaves for a new job this summer. Today UNC President Tom Ross appointed Dr. William A. Sederburg of Asheville to serve as UNCW's interim chancellor starting Aug. 1. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school bonds in, permitting changes out

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videoHundreds of people showed up at tonight's New Hanover County Commission meeting. On the agenda, everything from school bonds to special use permits. Full story...
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Miller to leave UNCW for Wisconsin-Green Bay

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videoGary Miller is leaving the University of North Carolina Wilmington. According to a news release, Miller will resign effective July 31 after being named Chancellor-elect of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay today. Full story...
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