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FIRST ON 3: WSJ profile New Hanover alum still coping with senior superlative

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video The Wall Street Journal profiled two people who won "Most Likely to Succeed" their senior year of high school. One was Wilmington's own Charlene Dupray, who graduated from New Hanover High in 1990. The article says Dupray's superlative has been hanging over her head ever since she won two decades ago - dictating her every move. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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Civil rights group files complaint of discriminaton at Durham county schools

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A national civil rights group has filed a federal complaint against Durham County schools, alleging a pattern of discrimination against Latino students. Full story...
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Students donate $1,200 to tsunami relief effort

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A Wilmington elementary school donated some big bucks to help the victims of the tsunami in Japan. Full story...
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NC Senate looking to spend more on UNC system

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The development of a North Carolina state budget is taking a slightly different path now that senators have started meeting in committees after the House approved its plan last week. Full story...
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NC education governance is shifted in House bill

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The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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As concern grows about child obesity, more people are asking why sugary flavored milk remains a staple of school lunches across the country. Full story...
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Spring means new starts for CFCC graduates

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videoIt’s springtime, and that is a time for new starts. Nothing like starting a new phase of your life as a brand new grad. Full story...
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South Brunswick students use green thumbs to make green at plant sale

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April showers bring May flowers, and students at South Brunswick High School are hoping to make a profit off what they've grown. Full story...
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Penny on sales tax focus of NC schools coalition

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Public school boosters and business groups say the future of North Carolina's children and economy is worth keeping an extra penny on the sales tax to prevent deep cuts and thousands of job losses in education. Full story...
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NC State dedicates new veterinary hospital

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Officials at North Carolina State University are dedicating a new $72 million hospital in Raleigh. Full story...
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House budget has state set school layoff policy

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The state budget approved by the North Carolina House includes language that says policy governing impending school layoffs will be set in Raleigh and not by local school boards. Full story...
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Schools seek grace on year-end due to weather

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North Carolina lawmakers and the state school board are grappling with what's becoming a regular problem of squeezing a school year shortened by bad weather into a calendar that requires a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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