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NC school board OKs fall open for 9 new charters

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Nine new charter schools are headed for August openings, the first since North Carolina lawmakers removed a 100-school statewide limit last year. Full story...
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

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A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state. Full story...
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WWAY anchors, reporters share love of reading during Read Across America

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Students at Forest Hills Global Elementary in Wilmington are learning this week just how important reading is from some of us who do it for a living. Full story...
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CFCC engine program gets heavy-duty donation

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The Marine Engine Technician Program at Cape Fear Community College just got a leg up on the competition. The program got two 6,000-pound boat engines today for students to break down and rebuild. Full story...
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UNCW Entrepreneur Center making changes to help community

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video From helping university grads become entrepreneurs to serving business owners in southeastern North Carolina, the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center continues to grow. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor responds to student criticism of tuition hike

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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted earlier this month to raise tuition next year by more than nine percent. UNCW students have voiced their displeasure, and now Chancellor Gary Miller is responding. Full story...
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Biden touts community colleges in NC visit

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a community college in North Carolina and says the Obama administration sees such schools as the main path to the middle class for millions of Americans. Full story...
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Perdue: No-interest Irene loan for 2 NC counties

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is making a no-interest state loan available to repair two schools and other public buildings in Tyrrell and Pamlico counties damaged during Hurricane Irene last August. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA's school talks leading to crime tips

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video Middle and high school students are learning lessons from a different type of teacher. District Attorney Ben David is speaking to students around New Hanover and Pender Counties encouraging them to make good decisions. Sometimes the DA takes away just as much as his audience. Full story...
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Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten. Full story...
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NC Teachers' Union releases spending estimates

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The country's largest teacher union is out with annual public school spending estimates that say North Carolina's ranking improved slightly since last year. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras has not only begun in New Orleans. The party was in full swing today at a Wilmington school. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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