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CFCC plant sale offers cheap way to start spring garden

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video Cape Fear Community College is helping you save some money on your spring garden. The school's annual plant sale this week is a fundraiser for its landscaping program. Full story...
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NHHS class of '58 celebrates 55th reunion

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videoIt was a special day for members of the New Hanover High School class of 1958. The group celebrated their 55th high school reunion today. Full story...
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NC House panel to review school safety bill

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A bipartisan public school safety bill hailed by its sponsors as among the most comprehensive in the nation is getting its first review by North Carolina House members. Full story...
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Margaret Thatcher remembered as trailblazing leader

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The world is remembering a powerful leader today. Arguably the most influential female leader of the 20th century died of a stroke. Margaret Thatcher, England's first woman prime minister, paved the way for many female politicians today. Full story...
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Parents say East Arcadia schools needs replacing, not fixing

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videoParents and teachers in East Arcadia are concerned about the condition of their children's school. They say they need a new building; not just repairs. East Arcadia is getting about $1 million in lottery money for renovations, but parents say that is not enough to solve all the problems the Bladen County school has. Full story...
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Star Party kicks off North Carolina's Science Festival

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videoThe universe is still a vast mystery to us. A mystery most people just enjoy taking in. That's why over 700 people lined up at Airlie Gardens Friday night to do some star gazing. Star Parties around the state kicked off North Carolina's Science Festival. The goal is to get people more interested in science. Full story...
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New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

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Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change. Full story...
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Davis files bill to fund CFCC MarTech program

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videoRepublican Rep. Ted Davis filed a bill in the state House today to protect the more than $688,000 for the program in each of the next two fiscal years. Full story...
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Pender Co. principal named best in state

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary's principal is getting statewide recognition. AnnaMaria Romero-Lehrer is the North Carolina Association of Educators' Principal of the Year. Full story...
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StarNews: Teacher transferred after filing grievance against principal

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video A teacher who filed a grievance against New Hanover High School Principal Todd Finn will be at a different school in the county starting Wednesday, according to the school district. Beth Brown, who had taught English as a second language classes at New Hanover High School since 2006, was transferred to Castle Hayne Elementary School to teach ESL classes there, said Wayne Bullard, attorney for New Hanover County Schools. Full story...
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