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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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New Hanover Co. Schools discuss D.C. Virgo becoming a charter

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School is closed this school year, but Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board discussed options to reopen the school. The main option the school system is considering is opening D.C. Virgo back up as a charter school. Full story...
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Students get hands-on history lesson at Brunswick Town

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Fourth graders in Brunswick County are seeing the world through the eyes of settlers during Heritage Days at Brunswick Town. Full story...
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Memorial set for community leader Betty Ann Sanders

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A memorial service for community leader and UNC Wilmington volunteer Betty Ann Sanders will be held on the UNCW campus at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in McNeill Hall (School of Nursing building) auditorium. Full story...
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Chancellor focusing on UNCW's future in tough economy

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UNCW's Gary Miller is still new to his job. Today he discussed his vision for the university and how to do more with less in such tough economic times. Full story...
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