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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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UNC system students could see big tuition increase

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The UNC Board of Governors is concerned years of budget cuts now threaten the mission of the state's public university system to provide students an affordable high-quality education. Full story...
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CFCC honored for helping student veterans

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video A timely honor for Cape Fear Community College. As we approach Veterans Day, "G.I. Jobs" magazine recently named CFCC a "military-friendly school." It's a title only about 20 percent of colleges and universities receive. Full story...
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Perdue releases new NC college credit program

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Gov. Bev Perdue and state education officials say consolidating and refining several college credit programs for North Carolina's high school students will make young people more prepared than ever to get a job and get trained and cost them less money. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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Campbell University on lockdown amid standoff on campus

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Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus. Full story...
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Topsail parents speak out in support of suspended principal

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video Parents of Topsail High School students came before the Pender County Board of Education Monday night begging for answers about the school's former leader. Full story...
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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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