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NCAE sues over automatic dues bill

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has sued to block a new law from taking effect that would prevent its members from having their dues removed automatically from their paychecks. Full story...
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New Pender Co. Schools superintendent gets to work

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video When students in Pender County returned from Christmas break last week, their schools had a new leader. Superintendent Terri Cobb says she is excited about her new job and is ready for any challenges she will face. Full story...
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NC lawmakers override another Perdue veto

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The Republican-led Legislature has overridden Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill that eliminates the ability of North Carolina's largest teachers' group to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks. Full story...
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UNCW, other UNC campuses among best values

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Despite another round of tuition hikes likely on the horizon, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other UNC System school have made Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Public Colleges." Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Library offers free e-books, lessons on e-readers

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Did Santa bring you a new e-reader for Christmas? If so, you don't necessarily have to spend more money on e-books. Full story...
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Change in GI Bill affects NC veterans in school

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A recent change in federal law could mean huge tuition bills for hundreds of military veterans in North Carolina looking to attend college. Full story...
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NC boosts student tracking from cradle to college

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North Carolina's effort to learn what works in public education has state officials looking to collect data on some children still in infancy through the time they graduate from college or get a job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: UNCW trustees approve tuition hike

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Determined to maintain a high quality academic experience in the face of decreasing state financial support, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees today approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year. Fee increases were held to $9.50 for all students. Full story...
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North Carolina wins Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant

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While the exact amount of the grant will be announced later, the state's application was for approximately $70 million. North Carolina's grant will allow the state to strengthen efforts to ensure that all children are able to start kindergarten with a strong foundation for future learning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW to consider tuition hike Friday

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Students at UNCW could be in store for yet another tuition and fee hike. The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday. Full story...
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UNCW announces $1 million gift

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UNCW announced a big, early Christmas present today. The school says it has received $1 million for its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Full story...
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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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