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Brunswick County school board changes bell schedule again

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videoSchool start times are changing once again in Brunswick County. Last year, the school board voted on a staggered start time. But now they've eliminated that for something a little more traditional. The decision comes with a hefty cost. Full story...
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NC court frees taxpayer money to private schools

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Advocates for using taxpayer money for tuition at private or religious schools have new hope after North Carolina's Supreme Court removed a lower judge's order blocking the program's start this fall. The high court on Wednesday said the program could go ahead while lawsuits are being debated in court. Full story...
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Hagan seeks to help historically black colleges

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US Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing a bill to strengthen the nation's historically black colleges and universities. The measure would create a program of competitive grants that would help fund innovative programs addressing the specific needs of students at black colleges. Full story...
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Coaching legend Joe Miller has died

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videoLocal coaching legend Joe Miller has died, WWAY has learned. Family and friends confirmed Miller died early Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Robin McEnaney

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videoFor more than two decades, Robin McEnaney has been making math fun for kids and that makes her our Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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NC judge weighs order blocking teacher tenure law

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Public school teachers are asking for quick action from a North Carolina judge to block a law taking effect this summer that eliminates more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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Parents locked out of of daughter's graduation

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It was a packed house inside the Schwartz center Friday, apparently a little too packed. In an email, to WWAY Marsha Remsynder shares her story. "... How horrible for families who have spent money, time, sweat, and tears to get their graduate through school, only to be denied the only tangible reward they will ever receive ... " Full story...
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Youngstown State picks Tressel over UNCW's Miller

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It looks like UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller will not be moving to Ohio. Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees this morning during an emergency meeting voted unanimously to offer the school's presidency to former YSU and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel. Full story...
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UNCW's Miller named finalist at Wisconsin school; Youngstown State search committee meets

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videoA third college has announced UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is a finalist for its top job. Meanwhile, one of the other two schools is in the final stages of filling its presidency. Full story...
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Teacher pay plan raises questions

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videoThe governor announced his plan for teacher pay raises at North Carolina A&T university this morning. Teachers we talked to say they're happy with any raise, of course, but the concern is about their long term plans. Full story...
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McCrory announces raise for teachers, other initiatives

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videoAt a press conference Wednesday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Gov. Pat McCrory announced major education initiatives that will include more money for teachers and state employees. Full story...
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Quarter-cent sales tax increase fails in Brunswick County, BHI approves beach bond

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There will be no quarter-cent sales tax increase in Brunswick County, but voters in Bald Head Island did approve bonds to protect the island's beaches. Full story...
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Bladen Co. sheriff wins, voters stike down three ballot issues

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Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston is a step closer to reelection, but Bladen County voters were not as enthusiastic for ballot questions about increases the sales tax and alcohol sales. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor makes case for new job in Ohio

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videoUNCW Chancellor Gary Miller was back on the job hunt today, and for the first time since we learned he's been looking we're hearing from Miller himself. Miller spoke to media, faculty, staff and students at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He's one of three finalists competing for the school's presidency. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Bambi Rivenbark

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videoMrs. Bambi Rivenbark is so in tune with her students' parents, she even sends them texts throughout the day to let them know how their child is doing. It is an appreciated gesture since she works with children who face extra challenges. Full story...
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