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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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AT&T adding cell phone capacity around NC colleges

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The company announced Tuesday that it added broadband capacity for the campuses of Duke University, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Full story...
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NC Wesleyan College announces partnership with Cape Fear Community College

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North Carolina Wesleyan College and Cape Fear Community College have announced a partnership to provide two bachelor’s degree programs on Cape Fear's Wilmington campus. The initial offerings include courses toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Elementary Education. Full story...
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Pender schools closed Monday; New Hanover, Brunswick open

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The impact of Hurricane Irene will be felt for at least one more day in Pender County as students get an extra day off from school. Pender County Schools will be closed Monday. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: The Mail Room helps teachers stretch tight budgets

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we're showcasing The Mail Room, which is a Wilmington business all about giving back with what they have. Full story...
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Rotary partners with Williston Middle School to help students

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The Rotary Club held a luncheon today to kick off the Williston Legacy Project. Rotary is partnering with the school to provide technology and literacy programs to help students. Not only that, rotary will provide speakers, mentors, tutors and volunteers for school events and academic clubs. Full story...
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As summer ends, kids get started on Christmas decorations at Airlie

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Although Christmas is still a few months away campers at Lego Camp at Airlie Gardens are getting to make and program train cars will be seen by thousands of visitors during Enchanted Airlie. Full story...
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