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Teacher of the Week: School Year Recap

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videoFrom shock and surprise to tears of joy, winning Teacher of the Week comes with a lot of differing emotions. One thing that all winners have in common is a big check to help them teach our area kids. Full story...
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Ashley hoops coach's firing polarizing school community

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videoMore than a month ago Ashley High School dismissed its basketball coach. Since then we've been getting emails and phone calls from supporters of David Rutledge as well as detractors. Today this controversy went to a new level when some students walked out of class in protest. Full story...
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Hoggard honors scholars at first Academic Signing Day

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videoFuture doctors, lawyers and army generals. Some bright high school seniors gave up hanging out with friends, playing sports and doing other activities to focus on their studies. Now all that hard work is finally paying off and being recognized. Full story...
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Topsail High's electric vehicle program wins national championship again

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videoTopsail High School's electric vehicle class has won nearly 200 awards since 2001. Last month, students in the course were named national champions for the 11th year in a row. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Sheila Sokolinsky

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videoSheila Sokolinsky combines a love of technology with a love of teaching to make learning fun for students at Isaac Bear Early College High School in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. school board member Catherine Cooke defends traditional schedules during rant

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videoThere's still debate over Brunswick County Schools deciding to change school start times once again. One school board member got a little heated about the decision to switch back to a traditional schedule at a recent meeting. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation dives into marine life for first 'Touch Tank Tuesday' event

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videoThe NC Coastal Federation is dishing out some fun for its first-ever 'Touch Tank Tuesdays' event in the interactive series launch at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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UPDATE: 10 taken to hospital after school bus crash in Brunswick County

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videoA traffic accident involving a Brunswick County school bus has sent 10 people to the hospital. Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki says the bus from South Brunswick High School and South Brunswick Middle School was involved in the accident this afternoon at NC 211 and Midway Road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teachers say pay, opportunity have them following former NHHS principal to Georgia

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videoFormer New Hanover High School principal Todd Finn is leading a new high school in Georgia, and his staff this fall will have many familiar faces. Finn has hired six former colleagues currently teaching in New Hanover County and nearly a dozen more from North Carolina. So why are they following him to the Peach State? Full story...
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UNCW CFO leaves for UNCG

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videoAs UNCW's chancellor continues his search for a new job, one of his top assistants has already found one. Charles Maimone has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at UNC Greensboro effective Aug. 1. Full story...
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Judge strikes down new NC teacher tenure law

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videoA judge has ruled that a law cutting teacher job protections in North Carolina is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood said Friday that veteran teachers have an established right to a layer of review beyond school administrators when they face firing. Full story...
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UNCW's Miller interviews at Wisconsin-Green Bay, waits for Buffalo State to narrow list

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videoUNCW Chancellor Gary Miller still won't talk to anyone in Wilmington about his search for a new job, but folks in Wisconsin will get some time with him today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs

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videoA Bladen County dad is upset after he says his autistic son was taken out of class and put into a sheriff deputy's car. Full story...
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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board changes bell schedule again

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videoSchool start times are changing once again in Brunswick County. Last year, the school board voted on a staggered start time. But now they've eliminated that for something a little more traditional. The decision comes with a hefty cost. Full story...
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