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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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UNCW trustees approve three finalists for chancellor

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Today, the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington approved a list of three finalists to recommend to UNC President Thomas Ross for the post of UNCW chancellor. The slate of candidates had been recommended by the UNCW Chancellor Search Committee to the Board of Trustees for its approval. Full story...
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Bill would make NC 11th graders take national test

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The North Carolina Legislature this year took away several end-of-course standardized tests high schoolers must take. Now lawmakers are considering adding new ones that educators say will more accurately measure student performance. Full story...
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Former state superintendent Craig Phillips dies at 88

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Former state education superintendent Craig Phillips died this morning in Wilmington. He was 88. Full story...
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NC considering paying students for good grades

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North Carolina legislators aiming to improve education are looking at whether to pay students for coming to class and earning good grades. Full story...
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BCC narrows president search to six

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The search for a new President of Brunswick Community College has entered its final stage with the selection of six highly-qualified finalists. All six finalists will spend a day at BCC’s main campus in Supply, including a Community Meet and Greet from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and a Faculty and Staff Meet and Greet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW, professor react to appeals court decision

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video UNCW is heading back to court. A federal court of appeals ruled to send Dr. Mike Adams's lawsuit against the UNCW back to court to settle his First Amendment retaliation claim. Full story...
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CFCC students try to use sun to power ovens

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Ovens powered by solar energy. That's what students in Cape Fear Community College's Sustainable Technologies program built for a class project. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Appeals court revives UNCW prof's lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has revived a North Carolina professor's lawsuit claiming university officials violated his free-speech rights in denying him a promotion. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that columns written by Michael Adams focused on matters of public concern and were entitled to First Amendment protection. Full story...
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NC charter school overhaul bill back in committee

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North Carolina legislators are pushing ahead with a plan that would increase the number of charter schools from the current statewide limit of 100. Full story...
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Bill changing loan program mandate heads to NC gov

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North Carolina's community colleges wouldn't be forced to participate in the federal student loan program in legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Weather causes school delays

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Brunswick County schools are on a three-hour delay this morning. Full story...
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CFCC students to take over popular local restaurant

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For one night only, students in Cape Fear Community College's Hotel Restaurant Management program will be taking over the kitchen and dining room at Bluewater Restaurant at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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As legislators debate charter schools, public screens movie on benefits

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With legislators in Raleigh arguing over whether to create more charter schools, folks in Wilmington were educated on the subject through a free screening of "Waiting for Superman." Full story...
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Brunswick County principal hits the roof

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A Brunswick County school principal was out of the office today... and on the roof. The principal of South Brunswick Middle School honored a promise he made months ago to his students. Full story...
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