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HAPPENING TODAY: Forecasted cold weather means more school delays

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Several area school districts started the day late yesterday due to extreme cold. There are more delays scheduled for today. Full story...
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EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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After initial confusion Brunswick Co. School Board votes to keep 'The Color Purple'

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videoA Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will stay in Brunswick County Schools despite a county commissioner's objections. After months of debate about the educational value of "The Color Purple," the school board today turned the page on the controversy, but not before their own bit of drama. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: A look back at 2013

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videoThanks to your nominations, we've recognized 16 teachers so far for the 2013-2014 school year. Full story...
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Children's Museum gets party started early with New Year's Noon

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington made sure kids do not have to worry about missing the New Year's fun because of a bedtime. Even though 2014 is just hours away, some children rang in the New Year a little early. Full story...
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NC community college faculty member wins Porsche

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A faculty member at Johnston Community College in Smithfield is the winner of a new Porsche, courtesy of an NC Museum of Art raffle. Full story...
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NC schools receiving $13.5M in federal grants

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North Carolina is receiving $13.5 million from the federal government to help transform its lowest-performing schools. Full story...
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Onslow County teacher/coach quits after sex crime charge

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videoAn Onslow County teacher and coach has quit his job after being charged with a sex crime involving a child. John Tobias Sweeney, 36, of Jacksonville is charged with solicitation of a child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. Full story...
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National group weighs in on 'The Color Purple' debate

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video For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of 'The Color Purple' debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage. Full story...
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Pilot program helps area school improve security for free

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videoOne year ago a gunman stormed into an elementary in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children and six adults. Since then schools have tried to find new ways to prevent that from happening again. It's not an easy task, but many people believe it's a necessary one. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover deputies investigate incident at high school basketball game

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident at Wilmington Christian Academy Tuesday night involving students from Onslow County, one of whom has been suspended. Full story...
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NC teachers group sues over private school grants

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Advocacy groups representing parents and public education are suing North Carolina officials after the General Assembly passed a law this year allowing taxpayer money to help pay private school tuition. Full story...
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'The Color Purple' to stay on shelves in Brunswick Co. following formal challenge

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videoAlice Walker's "The Color Purple" will stay in the curriculum and on the shelves in Brunswick County Schools following a formal challenge of the novel. Full story...
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Two New Hanover Co. schools win $25,000 in contest

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videoTwo New Hanover County schools have won US Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign awarding them a total of $50,000. US Cellular surprised both Sunset Park Elementary School and Williston Middle School with $25,000 to spend as they wish. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Cecelia LaGrange

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videoThere's no question Mrs. Cecelia LaGrange is a great teacher. But we were shocked she showed off some dancing skills too when we popped into her classroom. Full story...
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