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CFCC welcomes new research vessel

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videoMarine Technology students at Cape Fear Community College have a new deck to swab, and they can't wait to get on board. Full story...
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Mortuary van rear-ends car into New Hanover Co. school bus, no children hurt

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State troopers say no children were injured when a New Hanover County School bus was rear-ended by two vehicles Thursday morning. The bus and another car were stopped on Market St. when a Wilmington Mortuary van rear-ended the car, sending the car into the left side of the bus. Troopers say they there was only one child on the bus at the time of the crash. Full story...
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Sweet water? UNCW study shows Splenda polluting waterways

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video Splenda is one of America's most used artificial sweeteners, but a study from UNCW shows its key ingredient could be polluting area waterways. Full story...
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Leaders discuss community involvement for safer schools

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video Leaders in our community are trying to find a way to prevent violence in schools, like last year's shootings in Connecticut. Full story...
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CFCC closes on boat purchase

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video Cape Fear Community College has finalized a deal to replace its aging research vessel for its Marine Technology program. A spokesman says the school closed on its purchase of the R/V Cape Hatteras yesterday. Full story...
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New charter school to open in Carolina Beach

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video A new charter school is ready to open this fall in Carolina Beach. Today Island Montessori Charter started accepting applications from families in New Hanover and the surrounding counties a day after the state approved its request to be a charter school. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC getting new ship for Marine Technology program

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video The ship has finally come in for Cape Fear Community College. After a nearly decade-long search for a new training vessel for the college's marine technology program, CFCC will acquire the nationally-known research vessel the R/V Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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NC teacher pay slides against peer states

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While North Carolina's public schools have shown improvements in graduation rates and other indicators, teacher pay dropped to among the lowest in the country as the state struggled through the recession. Full story...
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CFCC honors 'godfather' of NC community college system

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videoConsidered to be the philosophical godfather of the state's community college system, Cape Fear Community College honored Dr. Dallas Herring today. Full story...
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"Read Across America" at Forest Hills Elementary

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Tim Buckley and Cacky Catlett were among many visitors to Forest Hills Elementary who stopped to read stories to children Tuesday. Full story...
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