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UNCW students react to latest tuition hike

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videoHigher education has a higher price tag. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to increase tuition for the next school year by more than nine percent. After news of about a nine-percent increase for the upcoming school year, students at UNCW say these tuition hikes are far from fair. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Full story...
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UNC panel recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee has recommended a proposal that would see college costs rise by more than $400 per student on average. Full story...
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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Full story...
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School board defends seclusion rooms, reopens Virgo

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video As a parent, no one wants to have their child locked in a seclusion room, while intended for the child’s safety, the rooms can be frightening. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value'

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For the fourth consecutive year, Princeton Review has named UNCW one of the nation's "Best Value" public colleges and universities. Full story...
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CFCC offers short sessions for students who couldn't get classes

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Good news for students who missed the opportunity to register for classes at Cape Fear Community College. CFCC is offering two special mini-sessions for this spring semester. Full story...
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Friends School of Wilmington announces new Head of School

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The Friends School of Wilmington recently announced the hiring of Brenda Esch Boggess to serve as the new Head of School effective July 1, 2012. Full story...
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'Best value' colleges: Some have high price tags

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The latest list of America's "best value" colleges includes several with the highest sticker prices in the nation, according to a new ranking released Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools announces 2012 Science Fair winners

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The New Hanover County Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 on the campus of Murray Middle School. Nearly two hundred students in grades 3-12 participated. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. drop-out rate drops

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video More New Hanover County students are staying in school instead of dropping out. The school district says the 23.4 percent decrease in the overall dropout rate is a big step in the right direction. Full story...
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Report says crime, dropouts down at NC schools

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A new report says crime, suspensions and dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the year that ended last summer. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early

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The school today said it's reach its goal of $65 million in "The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness." The main purpose of the fundraising effort was to increase the number of and funding for student scholarships. Full story...
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