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Healthier food options coming to six New Hanover elementary schools

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Healthier foods are coming to six New Hanover elementary schools this fall. They have been selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Full story...
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Deployed military view NC graduations live on web

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Proud military parents and other relatives deployed around the world will get a chance to see graduates walking in their caps and gowns through live Internet connections provided by North Carolina school systems. Full story...
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House, Senate budget deal would save teaching assistants

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The chief budget-writer in the North Carolina House says a potential deal to finalize a budget with the Senate would preserve funding for teaching assistant positions in the public schools. Full story...
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Smart Start leader says proposed budget would eliminate program

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A leader of the statewide nonprofit that administers North Carolina's Smart Start program says the current Senate budget proposal would effectively kill the nationally recognized early childhood initiative. Full story...
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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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Redenbaugh calls New Hanover school board "bottom of political food chain" in award acceptance speech

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videoElizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, receives the Profile in Courage Award today from Caroline Kennedy. Full story...
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Roger Bacon archery team aims for world title

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Some young archers from our area are shooting for a world championship. Over the weekend, the archery team at Roger Bacon Academy earned a spot in the National Archery in Schools Program world tournament this fall in Orlando. Full story...
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CFCC lunch raises big bucks for students

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Today, business and community leaders attended the CFCC Foundation's annual Gift of Education fundraising luncheon. Organizers said the seventh annual event raised awareness of the importance of supporting and strengthening our state's community college system. Perhaps most importantly the event raised about $180,000. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. student finalist in Google Doodle contest

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A New Hanover County fourth grader's artwork just missed on a chance to have his artwork on Google. Full story...
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CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard's booty

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video Pirates and their folklore have international appeal. Now a local group of archaeologists is partnering with UNCW and CFCC to dig into a wreck close to home. Full story...
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NC Senate panel zeroes in on teacher group's money

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North Carolina Republicans are dishing up some financial payback for the state's top teacher lobbying group, one of the strongest supporters of the Legislature's former Democratic leadership. Full story...
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Nonprofit to test NC adolescents' college interest

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A national nonprofit organization wants to test whether telling parents of at-risk North Carolina adolescents more about college will increase interest in higher education. Full story...
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NC schools to weigh nutrition value of snack foods

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North Carolina public schools are moving toward rules to cut down on empty-calorie snacks and soft drinks. Full story...
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BCC names new president

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The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees proudly announces the selection of Dr. Susanne Adams as incoming President of Brunswick Community College, pending State Board approval at this week’s meeting. Dr. Adams is set to join Brunswick Community College on July 1, 2011, at a salary of $125,000. Full story...
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Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

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Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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