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New Hanover High welcomes home state champs

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videoCollege basketball teams are not the only one's dancing in March. The New Hanover High School Wildcats celebrated today after winning the state championship Saturday. Players say it's a championship for the school, the community and the city. Full story...
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Hoggard teacher assistant suspended after incident

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New Hanover County Schools has suspended a teacher assistant today at John T. Hoggard High School pending the outcome of an investigation. Full story...
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Lack of students puts Catholic high school plan on hold

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videoFor years a lot of folks have wanted a Catholic high school in the Cape Fear, but it looks like that will not happen any time soon. During a visit to Wilmington today, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Diocese said that talks of building a long-sought Catholic high school here are on hold. Full story...
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CFCC students take top honors at interior design contest

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Three Cape Fear Community College students swept a regional competition with their interior design skills. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education approves school calendar

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The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a 2012-2013 school calendar. The board voted to approve a draft that conforms to all requirements of state calender law. Board members also approved another draft that would allow the system to convert five additional instructional days. Full story...
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Students spend spring break sorting Civil War shipwreck artifacts

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While most college students spend their spring break in warm, tropical locales, a few from and UNCW and East Carolina are at Fort Fisher this week digging up artifacts. Full story...
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Family of disabled student files complaint against New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoA second family has filed a civil rights complaint against New Hanover County Schools. According to the group NC Fear Free Education, the family of a child enrolled in the school district filed a 98-page complaint yesterday with the Office of Civil Rights division of the US Department of Education. Full story...
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100,000 NC high school juniors to take ACT

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About 100,000 high school juniors in North Carolina's public and charter schools are sitting down to take the ACT college entrance exam. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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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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