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Deputies check West Brunswick HS after Facebook threat

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office placed West Brunswick High School on lockdown for a brief time early this morning. A school district spokeswoman says deputies did a security sweep based on a Facebook posting about a threat at the school. Full story...
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Panthers help kids get active

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Fall means football season, but cool weather is not an excuse to stay inside. That's the message from the Carolina Panthers and the National Football League. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Board votes in favor for D.C. Virgo to become charter school

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video The question of the night: what to do with D.C. Virgo Middle School. A few were in favor of keeping D.C. Virgo as a traditional school, but when all was said and done, the majority voted in favor of pursuing a charter school application. Full story...
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NC has slow reading, math gains on US average

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North Carolina students are right about average on math and reading test results. The report released Tuesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show the state's schools are making slow progress on improving test scores compared to other states. Full story...
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Topsail High principal suspended

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Topsail High School's principal has been suspended, but no one is saying why. Pender County Schools spokeswoman Joyce Keith says Marcus Skipper was suspended Monday with pay. Keith said in an e-mail to WWAY, "There are no further comments." Full story...
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Students happy about plan to lower student loan payments

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video As the economy sags many college grads find themselves burdened by student loan debt while struggling to find a job. Today President Obama announced a plan that could provide some relief through lower student payments. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools discuss D.C. Virgo becoming a charter

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School is closed this school year, but Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board discussed options to reopen the school. The main option the school system is considering is opening D.C. Virgo back up as a charter school. Full story...
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Students get hands-on history lesson at Brunswick Town

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Fourth graders in Brunswick County are seeing the world through the eyes of settlers during Heritage Days at Brunswick Town. Full story...
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Memorial set for community leader Betty Ann Sanders

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A memorial service for community leader and UNC Wilmington volunteer Betty Ann Sanders will be held on the UNCW campus at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in McNeill Hall (School of Nursing building) auditorium. Full story...
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Chancellor focusing on UNCW's future in tough economy

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UNCW's Gary Miller is still new to his job. Today he discussed his vision for the university and how to do more with less in such tough economic times. Full story...
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Perdue wants Chinese students going to NC colleges

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants Chinese business and education leaders to consider steering more students to North Carolina colleges and universities. Full story...
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NC public schools celebrate where graduations high

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North Carolina public school leaders are celebrating the classrooms that manage to keep kids going to the end of their high school careers. Full story...
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Topsail MS student wins award at national science fair

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a local science standout headed to the national science fair. He's back home with an award. Full story...
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Communities in School gala benefits students

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Making a difference in the life of a child. That's what you can do during the Communities in Schools 10th Annual Benefit Gala for Children. Full story...
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UNC system president formally takes office

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The president of the University of North Carolina system will highlight his goals for the 17 campuses when he formally takes office. Full story...
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