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Communities in School gala benefits students

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Making a difference in the life of a child. That's what you can do during the Communities in Schools 10th Annual Benefit Gala for Children. Full story...
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UNC system president formally takes office

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The president of the University of North Carolina system will highlight his goals for the 17 campuses when he formally takes office. Full story...
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NC high school juniors will take college exam

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North Carolina's public schools chief says the state is ready to require a college entrance exam for high school juniors in March to determine whether students are learning curricula and are prepared for college. Full story...
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Senator: NC layoffs in classroom will decrease

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A key Republican budget-writer is predicting the number of job losses in North Carolina public school classrooms actually will be much less than the 1,800 reported to state educators as school began in August. Full story...
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Pender School Board to interview 10 for superintendent slot

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The Pender County School Board is moving forward on its search for a new superintendent. The board says it received 28 applications to replace Allison Sholar, who is moving to Currituck County. Full story...
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Students take on climate change

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video If the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow, then the future looks promising for one group of students. Four teens from Isaac Bear Early College are taking on climate change in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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BB gun fired at Charlotte school bus, one injured

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Police in Charlotte say someone fired a BB gun at a school bus, injuring one passenger as it carried students home from an elementary school. Full story...
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CFCC surgical technology students promote program

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The downtown campus of Cape Fear Community College turned into an operating room today. Students and faculty in the school's surgical technology program provided information about their field while giving away free goodies and even letting the public practice their skills in operation. Full story...
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For children too young to remember, 9/11 still creates perspective

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video September 11, 2001, is a day many of us will never forget. But for some, it's a day they don't even remember. A group of fifth graders at Mary C. Williams Elementary were babies the day terrorists attacked America. They don't remember the events of the day that shook our world, but they have a pieced-together view of it from family members, teachers and the media. Full story...
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Bladen Co. student wins national art contest

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Lesley Portillo's artistic talents are playing off in a big way! Lesley, a senior at East Bladen High School, recently won $1,000 for one of her drawings. Full story...
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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget

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The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bishop says Catholic high school plans moving forward

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For years a lot of folks in the Cape Fear have wanted a Catholic high school for the area. We learned today those plans are moving forward. Full story...
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Judge orders negotiations between UNCW, professor

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Professor Mike Adams is suing the University of North Carolina Wilmington because he claims it discriminated against him and didn't give him tenure. But before the suit moves on, a senior US District Court Judge is sending the two sides to mediation. Full story...
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School board may OK quick NC charter schools jump

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North Carolina is setting up a fast-track system to allow new charter schools to open in time for classrooms to open a year from now. Full story...
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Miller-Motte Technical College back in session Wednesday

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Power has been restored and classes will resume as normal tomorrow at Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington. The school lost power during Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Power was restored around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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