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McCrory budget proposal would cripple CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoGovernor McCrory unveiled his state budget proposal today and it doesn't bode well for Cape Fear Community College's Marine Tech program. The proposal only allocates $344,000 to the program, only half of what it takes to operate on an annual basis. Full story...
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Brunswick County schools to operate on staggered schedule

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Brunswick County schools responded quickly to the community's concerns regarding school safety following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Now leaders are starting to feel the pinch in their pockets. Full story...
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Garden Club donation to expand CFCC gardens

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video Just in time for spring, Cape Fear Community College is expanding its educational garden at the North Campus in Castle Hayne and build a new garden downtown. Full story...
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Dalton picked as NC community college president

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Former North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is poised to have a new job May 1 as president of his community college back home. Full story...
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CFCC to hold informational session in Surf City Saturday

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Cape Fear Community College and Surf City officials are teaming up to spread the word about CFCC’s new campus coming to Surf City. Full story...
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CFCC welcomes new research vessel

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videoMarine Technology students at Cape Fear Community College have a new deck to swab, and they can't wait to get on board. Full story...
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Mortuary van rear-ends car into New Hanover Co. school bus, no children hurt

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State troopers say no children were injured when a New Hanover County School bus was rear-ended by two vehicles Thursday morning. The bus and another car were stopped on Market St. when a Wilmington Mortuary van rear-ended the car, sending the car into the left side of the bus. Troopers say they there was only one child on the bus at the time of the crash. Full story...
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Sweet water? UNCW study shows Splenda polluting waterways

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video Splenda is one of America's most used artificial sweeteners, but a study from UNCW shows its key ingredient could be polluting area waterways. Full story...
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Leaders discuss community involvement for safer schools

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video Leaders in our community are trying to find a way to prevent violence in schools, like last year's shootings in Connecticut. Full story...
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CFCC closes on boat purchase

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video Cape Fear Community College has finalized a deal to replace its aging research vessel for its Marine Technology program. A spokesman says the school closed on its purchase of the R/V Cape Hatteras yesterday. Full story...
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