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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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WB aldermen talk restaurant plan, smoking ban, school safety

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videoIt was a busy first meeting for new Town Manager Tim Owens. Wrightsville Beach Alderman discussed school security, a new restaurant and an Eagle Scout's plan to help the community. Full story...
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CFCC remembers student killed downtown

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video Cape Fear Community College hosted an open forum today in memory of Josh Proutey. The forum allowed students and faculty to remember and honor Proutey. The college also provided counseling with those grieving the loss of a fellow student. Full story...
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NC school board sets virtual charter school rules

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North Carolina's state school board is setting ground rules for education entrepreneurs who want to offer online-only classes to public school students whose parents opt out of existing classrooms. Full story...
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NC schools cut corporal punishment cases in half

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The number of North Carolina children being paddled at school is falling fast as the handful of districts that continue to use physical pain as discipline decline. Full story...
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UNC considers admitting more out-of-state students

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video The University of North Carolina is considering admitting more out-of-state students in an effort to boost revenue. Full story...
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CFCC honors Proutey; suspects due in court

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video Cape Fear Community College faculty, staff and students will gather to remember Joshua Proutey, a student murdered in downtown Wilmington last month. Full story...
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D.A.R.E. brings motivational message to Belville students

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videoD.A.R.E. officers from across the state came to Belville Elementary School today to promote living a healthy lifestyle. Full story...
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New barber school starting at CFCC

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video Beginning on Jan. 14, CFCC's barber school program will provide students with the skills to become a professional barber. Over the course of 12-14 months, classes will prepare students for the North Carolina Board Exam which will result in an apprentice license. Full story...
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UNC's athletics plan includes focus on compliance

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North Carolina's athletic department has released a three-year strategic plan for the 28-sport program, including a focus on concerns that developed following an NCAA investigation of the football program in 2010. Full story...
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