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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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New Hanover High welcomes home state champs

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videoCollege basketball teams are not the only one's dancing in March. The New Hanover High School Wildcats celebrated today after winning the state championship Saturday. Players say it's a championship for the school, the community and the city. Full story...
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Hoggard teacher assistant suspended after incident

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New Hanover County Schools has suspended a teacher assistant today at John T. Hoggard High School pending the outcome of an investigation. Full story...
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Lack of students puts Catholic high school plan on hold

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videoFor years a lot of folks have wanted a Catholic high school in the Cape Fear, but it looks like that will not happen any time soon. During a visit to Wilmington today, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Diocese said that talks of building a long-sought Catholic high school here are on hold. Full story...
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CFCC students take top honors at interior design contest

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Three Cape Fear Community College students swept a regional competition with their interior design skills. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education approves school calendar

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The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a 2012-2013 school calendar. The board voted to approve a draft that conforms to all requirements of state calender law. Board members also approved another draft that would allow the system to convert five additional instructional days. Full story...
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Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts

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While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Full story...
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Family of disabled student files complaint against New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoA second family has filed a civil rights complaint against New Hanover County Schools. According to the group NC Fear Free Education, the family of a child enrolled in the school district filed a 98-page complaint yesterday with the Office of Civil Rights division of the US Department of Education. Full story...
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100,000 NC high school juniors to take ACT

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About 100,000 high school juniors in North Carolina's public and charter schools are sitting down to take the ACT college entrance exam. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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