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ONLY ON 3: Charter school considered option for vocation school in Brunswick Co.

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video Members of the Brunswick County School Board say for years they've talked about opening a career tech charter school. Now they're looking at a different way to possibly pay for it. Full story...
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$21K audit finds $6K motor missing from CFCC

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video The Marine Technology program has recently been a source of pride for Cape Fear Community College, but a visit by state auditors may have exposed a leak. Full story...
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NC House passes abortion education bill 68-42

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions put women at risk of later premature births has been approved by the House. Full story...
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NC abortion education bill heads to House floor

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions are linked to later premature births is headed to the full House. Full story...
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NC charter oversight board pulled by House panel

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An effort to create a state panel separate from North Carolina's State Board of Education to oversee charter schools is apparently over in favor of beefing up a current advisory panel. Full story...
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Commission chair discusses county priorities, Berger appeal

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videoWith the budget process behind them, New Hanover County Commissioners are moving forward on some big issues. They're also changing the way they'll let constituents know about the state of the county. Full story...
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Crews raise two more cannons from Blackbeard's ship

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videoThe crew of the R/V Dan Moore from Cape Fear Community College went back to the site of Blackbeard's sunken ship today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Brunswick Co. School Board member charged with stealing from PTA

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videoRay Gilbert, 46, is accused of taking money from the PTA at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, where he served as the organization's president, according to the school's website. Full story...
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State superintendent pushes income tax exemption for public school teachers

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videoThe state's top educator wants to take some of the financial burden off North Carolina teachers. State Superintendent June Atkinson is urging lawmakers to consider exempting public school teachers from personal state income taxes. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: UNCW Vice Chancellor humbled by prestigious honor

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video Andy Griffith, Maya Angelou and even the talk show queen herself, Oprah Winfrey, have been recognized with one of the state's highest honors: the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Alongside these Hollywood names is UNCW Vice Chancellor, Mary Gornto. She discovered the news of her award a few weeks ago at a reception in honor of her upcoming retirement. Full story...
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