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Brunswick Co. teacher moves on in Teacher of the Year contest

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Melissa Warren teaches English at South Brunswick High School. She found out today she's been selected North Carolina Southeast Region Teacher of the Year. Full story...
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Brunswick County school employees to receive bonus

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The Brunswick County Board of Education has voted to give a one-time bonus for all eligible employees. Full story...
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NC House leader: school year change short-lived

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One of North Carolina's top legislative leaders says he thinks the General Assembly will overturn a new law that adds five days to the public school calendar without any extra money. Full story...
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NC students headed for school year 5 days longer

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The academic year for North Carolina's public school students is set to get five days longer next year. Members of the state Board of Education said Wednesday a new state law taking away teacher training time and replacing it with five more classroom days should take effect with the new school year in August. Full story...
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CFCC culinary students serve up sweet holiday treats

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The annual Holiday Pastry and Confections Open House was a hit with visitors who got a taste of what CFCC culinary students at have been working on all semester. From cakes, to cookies and everything in between, visitors were able to fill their plates with the sweet treats that students prepared, plated and passed out. Full story...
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2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

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A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Full story...
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Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

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Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts. Full story...
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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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NC's online public school facing $3M shortfall

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Surging enrollment in North Carolina's online class program for public high school students is creating a funding shortfall that means teens in 15 school districts have been blocked from signing up for spring classes. Full story...
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Pre-K program spending unlikely to change soon

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A top North Carolina legislative budget-writer says there are no immediate plans to address preschool spending for at-risk 4-year-olds because litigation on the state's program is running through the courts. Full story...
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UNC-CH students to protest tuition increase plan

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Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they'll march in protest of a proposed 40 percent tuition increase. Full story...
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Teacher killed in car accident remembered by school family

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video Linda Aiello spent 22 years teaching at Wrightsboro Elementary School. During her tenure she taught third, fourth and fight grade. Affectionately known as "Ms. A," she had spent the last two years teaching third graders, students who may now need a little support. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kristi Bolen

WWAY and our sponsors are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in the Cape Fear. Every Tuesday, we head out to the winners school to recognize them and present them with a check for three hundred dollars. We went out to Roger Bacon Academy to present this weeks award.

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Governor discusses college plan during visit to Laney

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The governor recently launched the "Career and College Promise." It lets high school students get a head start on a college education. Students can earn tuition-free course credits at community colleges, which can go toward a four-year degree. Full story...
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UNCW honors veterans at 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

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At 11 a.m., the same hour of the cease fire that ended World War I, UNC Wilmington honored those who have fought for the United States through the years. Full story...
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