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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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Redenbaugh calls New Hanover school board "bottom of political food chain" in award acceptance speech

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videoElizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, receives the Profile in Courage Award today from Caroline Kennedy. Full story...
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Roger Bacon archery team aims for world title

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Some young archers from our area are shooting for a world championship. Over the weekend, the archery team at Roger Bacon Academy earned a spot in the National Archery in Schools Program world tournament this fall in Orlando. Full story...
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CFCC lunch raises big bucks for students

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Today, business and community leaders attended the CFCC Foundation's annual Gift of Education fundraising luncheon. Organizers said the seventh annual event raised awareness of the importance of supporting and strengthening our state's community college system. Perhaps most importantly the event raised about $180,000. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. student finalist in Google Doodle contest

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A New Hanover County fourth grader's artwork just missed on a chance to have his artwork on Google. Full story...
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CFCC, UNCW to help in search for Blackbeard's booty

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video Pirates and their folklore have international appeal. Now a local group of archaeologists is partnering with UNCW and CFCC to dig into a wreck close to home. Full story...
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NC Senate panel zeroes in on teacher group's money

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North Carolina Republicans are dishing up some financial payback for the state's top teacher lobbying group, one of the strongest supporters of the Legislature's former Democratic leadership. Full story...
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Nonprofit to test NC adolescents' college interest

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A national nonprofit organization wants to test whether telling parents of at-risk North Carolina adolescents more about college will increase interest in higher education. Full story...
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NC schools to weigh nutrition value of snack foods

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North Carolina public schools are moving toward rules to cut down on empty-calorie snacks and soft drinks. Full story...
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BCC names new president

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The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees proudly announces the selection of Dr. Susanne Adams as incoming President of Brunswick Community College, pending State Board approval at this week’s meeting. Dr. Adams is set to join Brunswick Community College on July 1, 2011, at a salary of $125,000. Full story...
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Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

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Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Robeson Co. school bus stolen, wrecked, burned

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Police in Robeson County say a high school activity bus was stolen and crashed before being set on fire. Full story...
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Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it's philosophical

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The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30. Full story...
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Berger MIA as Commission, School Board talk money

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video It was supposed to be a chance for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board members to try and get on the same page about the school district's budget. Instead, a Friday morning meeting may show the continued problems among the County Commission. Full story...
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Students hurt after bus overturns in Davidson county

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Authorities say 22 high school and middle school students were hurt when the bus they were riding overturned on a Davidson County road. The Dispatch of Lexington reports that the bus was carrying students from Central Davidson Middle and High schools when it overturned around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Full story...
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