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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hoggard vandalized, principal targeted in apparent senior prank

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videoIt's the last week of school at Hoggard High, and seniors should be preparing for the next step and getting excited about graduation. Instead a few of them may not be walking at graduation at all after what looks to be a senior prank gone bad. Full story...
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Snipes students unveil mural at Children's Museum

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The students at New Hanover County's Snipes Academy of Arts and Design have created another masterpiece to show how much they've learned this year. Full story...
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NC graduation could require Founding Fathers tests

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Republican legislators believe the survival of the American republic requires graduating North Carolina students to understand the principles which helped form the country. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington to talk budget and education

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Gov. Bev Perdue today will meet with education leaders in Wilmington. She will brief leaders on the impact of the proposed budget and ask for their input on what budget cuts will mean for education in New Hanover County. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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School system drops appeal, student allowed to wear nose ring

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A Johnston County high school student will be able to wear a nose ring to class as long as she remains a member of a religious group that practices body modification. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: After one year on job West Bladen principal making impact

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videoIt was a year ago that West Bladen High School made headlines for several incidents on campus. But a new school year and a new principal have put the school in a whole new light. Full story...
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East Columbus student charged with bringing drugs to school

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video An East Columbus High School student took his chances on campus with drugs and now has to pay. Police reports say the student was found with marijuana at school. Full story...
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Students' sculpture to leave last impression at Snipes

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The students of Snipes Academy created a unique sculpture that the teachers plan to have displayed permanently. Full story...
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WWAY talks with neighbor of Laney asst. principal accused of inappropriate behavior with student

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video Even though lights were on inside of Robin Lamberty's home, no one would come to the door. Neighbors seemed curious of our presence so we took our cameras across the street. There we found Lamberty's friend and neighbor, John Swift. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Laney assistant principal accused of inappropriate relations with student

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A Laney High School assistant principal is off the job after an allegations surfaced about an inappropriate relationship with a student. School district spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum says Stephanie Robin Lamberty is suspended with pay as the district and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office investigate. Full story...

Healthier food options coming to six New Hanover elementary schools

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Healthier foods are coming to six New Hanover elementary schools this fall. They have been selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Full story...
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