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College freshmen hopeful about future despite tough economy

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video Some say the economy is recovering. Others think we're still in a recession. Either way you look at it, the truth is: it's still difficult to find jobs. Full story...
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Some NC schools look for teachers, lose others

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Administrators are scrambling to hire teachers with the new school year less than a week away for most North Carolina students, even as budget-cutting forces layoffs of other workers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jeweler uses car as carrot to keep kids in school

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videoThe local jeweler who gained national attention after giving away thousands of dollars in jewelery is at it again. This time around Alan Perry is giving away a car to a high school senior. Full story...
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UNCW puts out list of 'gay-friendly' churches, businesses

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video UNCW has put out a list of approved "gay friendly" churches for faculty and students raising concerns by at least one professor that taxpayers are inadvertently involved in "telling people where to go to church." Full story...
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ECU dean resigns after travel expenses and extra income questioned by state

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The dean of the new dental school at East Carolina University has resigned following a state auditor's report questioning travel expenses and income earned from sources outside the school. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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African American festival showcases area's heritage and culture

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It was a weekend of gospel singing, jazz music and eclectic exhibits.The third annual Southeastern North Carolina African American heritage festival was held in Wilmington. Full story...
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Bruns. Co. Early College HS heads back to class with new focus

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video It was back to school today for hundreds of students at Brunswick County Early College High School. This year is a special one for the school. It is the first year BCECHS will be take part in a national program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Full story...
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No wallowing! Mud Day good, clean fun

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One way to stay cool on a hot day like this, get a little wet... even if the water is a little muddy. Or make that, really muddy. Full story...
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Museum campers unveil their own exhibits

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The Cape Fear Museum today capped off a summer camp of a different sort. Full story...
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Shoppers, stores get ready for tax free weekend

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video The school year is right around the corner, and of course the kiddos need school supplies and new clothes. Get ready parents. North Carolina's tax free weekend starts tomorrow. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board says teachers, students can't be 'Friends'

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video Teachers in New Hanover County will no longer be able to "friend" their students on Facebook. The school board voted to add this policy to the district's Code of Ethics. Full story...
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NC readies for pre-kindergarten storm

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North Carolina educators are preparing for a massive influx of new pre-kindergarten students despite a 20 percent cut in state funding. Full story...
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UNCW honored in college guides

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Two college guides have honored UNCW for its academic programs. The school is included for the third consecutive year in the 2012 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. It is also featured for the eighth consecutive year as one of 135 institutions named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Full story...
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