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Duke gets record number of freshman applications

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The hottest ticket in Durham might be a spot in the class of 2016, if the record number of applications for the freshman class at Duke University is any indicator. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kathryn Penegar

It's Tuesday and that means that WWAY is teaming up with our sponsors to recognize outstanding teachers in the Cape Fear who go above and beyond the call of duty. This week, we headed over to Ogden Elementary to meet with our winner.

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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Perdue: MLK wouldn't like voter ID, education cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be troubled by efforts in North Carolina to require photo identification to vote and by education spending reductions. Full story...
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9 NC charter school bids approved for next step

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Nine proposed charter schools have gotten the approval of a North Carolina state panel reviewing whether they would be ready to operate this fall. Full story...
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UNC leader wants tuition hike less than 10 percent

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University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross is recommending tuition and fee increases of less than 10 percent. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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NC starts, is delayed in Race to Top school reform

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The US Education Department says North Carolina's progress on changing education in line with a $400 million federal grant is slowed by state education officials underestimating the time needed to get going. Full story...
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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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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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