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Margaret Thatcher remembered as trailblazing leader

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The world is remembering a powerful leader today. Arguably the most influential female leader of the 20th century died of a stroke. Margaret Thatcher, England's first woman prime minister, paved the way for many female politicians today. Full story...
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Parents say East Arcadia schools needs replacing, not fixing

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videoParents and teachers in East Arcadia are concerned about the condition of their children's school. They say they need a new building; not just repairs. East Arcadia is getting about $1 million in lottery money for renovations, but parents say that is not enough to solve all the problems the Bladen County school has. Full story...
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Star Party kicks off North Carolina's Science Festival

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videoThe universe is still a vast mystery to us. A mystery most people just enjoy taking in. That's why over 700 people lined up at Airlie Gardens Friday night to do some star gazing. Star Parties around the state kicked off North Carolina's Science Festival. The goal is to get people more interested in science. Full story...
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New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

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Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change. Full story...
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Davis files bill to fund CFCC MarTech program

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videoRepublican Rep. Ted Davis filed a bill in the state House today to protect the more than $688,000 for the program in each of the next two fiscal years. Full story...
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Pender Co. principal named best in state

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary's principal is getting statewide recognition. AnnaMaria Romero-Lehrer is the North Carolina Association of Educators' Principal of the Year. Full story...
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StarNews: Teacher transferred after filing grievance against principal

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video A teacher who filed a grievance against New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn will be at a different school in the county starting Wednesday, according to the school district. Beth Brown, who had taught English as a second language classes at New Hanover High School since 2006, was transferred to Castle Hayne Elementary School to teach ESL classes there, said Wayne Bullard, attorney for New Hanover County Schools. Full story...
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NC Sen. Curtis files legislation to stop co-ed dorm rooms at UNC

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The bill states that the University of North Carolina shall prohibit the assignment of members of the opposite sex to the same room, suite or apartment, unless they are siblings or legally married. Full story...
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Teacher files grievances against principal

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One New Hanover County teacher feels like she is being bullied by the principal. A forty-two page document including grievances and emails between the principal and teacher explains it all. Full story...
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StarNews: New Hanover High teacher files grievance against principal

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video A teacher has filed a grievance to the New Hanover County Board of Education against New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn, saying that she feels like she is working in an environment of "abuse and harassment." Full story...
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