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Columbus Co. stops student paddling after finding out it spanked 2nd most in state

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video It may seem like something from the old days, but children are still being paddled in North Carolina schools.Columbus County Schools recently abandoned the punishment after finding out the district was using it more than all but one school district in the state. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Pender school board seeks input on shifting high school calendar

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video It could be a short summer for high school students in Pender County. Starting classes the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. The reason: the school district wants to implement the Career and College Promise program. Full story...
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Hoke Co. school district offers defense in lunch flap

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The Hoke County school system is defending the way it handled a controversy over students' lunches that drew national attention. Full story...
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Perdue wants more education funds from lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina's school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors. Full story...
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Principal spends day on school roof in pajamas to pay off bet

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Students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Wilmington have always looked up to their principal. To see her today, they literally had to look up... to the roof. Full story...
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1st-generation American wins NC spelling bee

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A seventh-grader who is a first-generation American has won the Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee and will head to the national finals. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Leland Middle School students get first-hand lesson in government

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Leland Middle says it is the only school in the state that holds a mock Congressional hearing. The students showed off their knowledge and understanding of historical, political and constitutional issues in the form of testimony today. Full story...
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NC teachers' group won't endorse in governor primary

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A leading public employee group in North Carolina will not endorse a candidate for governor in the Democratic primary. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Harold Dotson

This week's winner from Wilmington Christian Academy is a math teacher who brings more than just numbers to his students.

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UNCG will recognize Christian group

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will recognize a Christian student organization that had filed a lawsuit over a previous decision to deny them the status of an official campus group. Full story...
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