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School honors its late 'Mr. Mardi Gras' during annual celebration

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videoIt's Fat Tuesday, and that means Mardi Gras is in full swing, but you don't have to go all the way to New Orleans for festivities. St. Mary's Catholic School celebrated with its annual Mardi Gras parade this afternoon. But the school also mourned. Full story...
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NC nonprofit: private school tuition affordable

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A nonprofit group that wants North Carolina to let corporations channel their taxes into private school scholarships says the schools cost less than people think. Full story...
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US education official, fmr. UNCW vice chancellor named as new NCCU chancellor

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videoAn Obama administration official is the new chancellor at North Carolina Central University. Debra Saunders-White was named Friday as the 11th leader of the historically black university in Durham. Full story...
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Topsail student arrested for slashing tires

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videoA Topsail High School student is charged with multiple crimes in connection with slashed bus tires at the school. Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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NC universities panel weighs in on UNC scandal

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A panel overseeing how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allowed and responded to academic fraud says it was not able to get to the bottom of every detail, but accepts earlier investigations that cleared athletics officials. Full story...
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Chancellor appoints task force to look into UNCW athletics

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video UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller has initiated a comprehensive review of the university's athletics portfolio. Conducted by the newly formed Intercollegiate Athletics Review Committee (IARC), the review is part of UNCW's effort to bolster the university's existing athletics program and explore new ways to support its student athletes, optimize its fiscal health, and engage with the community. Full story...
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WCA students pack meals for hungry children overseas

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video Students from a Wilmington high school joined together today to help children in need thousands of miles away. It was a sea full of hairnets and high hopes at Wilmington Christian Academy, as students worked hard to feed the hungry. Full story...
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NC bill would create new vocational HS diplomas

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A new bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature would create new high school graduation requirements focusing on vocational training to help graduating students not headed to college to get jobs. Full story...
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Children discuss school safety

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video Brunswick County students tell GMC anchor Ashley Jacobs they feel safe at school, even after hearing horrific details of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan in Alabama. Full story...
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