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2 NC, 1 SC school districts get US reform funds

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Two North Carolina school districts and one in South Carolina are among 16 nationwide to land federal funds in the first time competitive federal Race to the Top grants have gone directly to local school leaders. Full story...
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UNCW professor, colleagues have solution for fiscal cliff

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videoWith the country heading closer to the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, many Americans are hoping Congress will reach a compromise soon. One UNCW professor says she has come up with a plan that would satisfy both sides. Full story...
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NC 4th-grader receives college scholarship

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A fourth-grader in Wayne County doesn't have to worry about paying for much of college, thanks to an anonymous donor and her own good grades. Full story...
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NC audit scrutinizes prof's summer beach trips

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An audit says a North Carolina State University professor took Outer Banks trips using public funds but could not provide documents showing the travel was work-related. Full story...
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Gas leak repaired, Cape Fear Academy on normal schedule

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Cape Fear Academy will operate on a normal schedule Thursday after the gas company says the leak has been repaired. Full story...
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Cape Fear Academy students wait out gas leak

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videoA gas leak on S. College Road in Wilmington left the road shut down and drivers stuck in traffic. While the wait may have been bad for drivers, it was worse for students who were stuck at school for hours. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted, road reopened after gas line break

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video A lockdown has been lifted at Cape Fear Academy after a gas main break near the campus. The break was reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of South College Road. Emergency crews have closed traffic in both directions as they work to stop the leaking gas. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Claire Caldwell

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video It really says something about your job when you accept it and stay for good. Tonight's Teacher of the Week got her first job at Sunset Park Elementary, and she's still there more than five years later. You can tell as she talks to WWAY's Ashley Jacobs that Claire Caldwell loves it there. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 16-year-old arrested for cocaine, booze at Ashley HS

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video A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly having drugs and alcohol today at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Ashley students jump for world record in leapfrog

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video Long lines outside the football stadium at Ashley High School are not unusual, but there was no football game Friday afternoon. Full story...
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