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2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

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A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Full story...
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Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

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Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts. Full story...
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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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NC's online public school facing $3M shortfall

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Surging enrollment in North Carolina's online class program for public high school students is creating a funding shortfall that means teens in 15 school districts have been blocked from signing up for spring classes. Full story...
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Pre-K program spending unlikely to change soon

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A top North Carolina legislative budget-writer says there are no immediate plans to address preschool spending for at-risk 4-year-olds because litigation on the state's program is running through the courts. Full story...
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UNC-CH students to protest tuition increase plan

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Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they'll march in protest of a proposed 40 percent tuition increase. Full story...
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Teacher killed in car accident remembered by school family

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video Linda Aiello spent 22 years teaching at Wrightsboro Elementary School. During her tenure she taught third, fourth and fight grade. Affectionately known as "Ms. A," she had spent the last two years teaching third graders, students who may now need a little support. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kristi Bolen

WWAY and our sponsors are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in the Cape Fear. Every Tuesday, we head out to the winners school to recognize them and present them with a check for three hundred dollars. We went out to Roger Bacon Academy to present this weeks award.

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Governor discusses college plan during visit to Laney

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The governor recently launched the "Career and College Promise." It lets high school students get a head start on a college education. Students can earn tuition-free course credits at community colleges, which can go toward a four-year degree. Full story...
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UNCW honors veterans at 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

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At 11 a.m., the same hour of the cease fire that ended World War I, UNC Wilmington honored those who have fought for the United States through the years. Full story...
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UNC system students could see big tuition increase

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The UNC Board of Governors is concerned years of budget cuts now threaten the mission of the state's public university system to provide students an affordable high-quality education. Full story...
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CFCC honored for helping student veterans

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video A timely honor for Cape Fear Community College. As we approach Veterans Day, "G.I. Jobs" magazine recently named CFCC a "military-friendly school." It's a title only about 20 percent of colleges and universities receive. Full story...
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Perdue releases new NC college credit program

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Gov. Bev Perdue and state education officials say consolidating and refining several college credit programs for North Carolina's high school students will make young people more prepared than ever to get a job and get trained and cost them less money. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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Campbell University on lockdown amid standoff on campus

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Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus. Full story...
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