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ONLY ON 3: Student thinks leap frog record will teach important lesson

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video Leap Frog is a simple game, and you probably played it as a kid. Now an Ashley High School student is playing this game to break a world record and teach a valuable lesson in the process. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. leaders get classroom lesson for perspective

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video Brunswick County leaders went back to school to shadow teachers for a day in the classroom. The day was designed to give officials hands-on experience with tomorrow's leaders, as well as provide insight into the challenges that both teachers and students face on a daily basis at school. Full story...
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

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Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer. Full story...
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AIDS quilt founder brings message to UNCW

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video AIDS activist Cleve Jones, creator of the Aids Memorial Quilt, will share his story at UNCW. Jones began the quilt in 1987 as a tribute to those who lost their lives to the disease. What began as a single patch now contains more than 46,000 and weighs about 54 tons. Full story...
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Art show helps students

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video The Poplar Grove Plantation was attracting more than peanut lovers this weekend. The plantation opened its gates to the Hampstead Art Show, and people were nuts about it. Full story...
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CFCC introduces new president

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video Cape Fear Community College officially welcomed its new president this morning. School leaders gathered to introduce Dr. Ted Spring as the school's new leader. Spring replaces Dr. Eric McKeithan, who retired in June. Full story...
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Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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Assistant teacher acquitted of indecent liberties with student

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A former Ashley High School teaching assistant was found not guilty Wednesday of indecent liberties with a student, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office. Dishon White, 26, was accused of sending sexually charged text messages and Facebook postings between Nov. 29, 2011, and Feb. 2, 2012, to a 17-year-old girl. Full story...
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Whiteville museum hosts fossil fair

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This weekend the North Carolina Museum of Forestry in Whiteville will open up its doors on Saturday for a fossil fair. Full story...
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Kids get their say in election

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video More than two million North Carolinians have cast their vote already. At schools around the area, there's a different kind of early voting. Students at Mary C. Williams Elementary School in Wilmington are feeling the patriotic spirit, participating in the annual "Kids Voting" program. Full story...
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