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Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

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Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Robeson Co. school bus stolen, wrecked, burned

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Police in Robeson County say a high school activity bus was stolen and crashed before being set on fire. Full story...
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Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it's philosophical

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The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30. Full story...
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Berger MIA as Commission, School Board talk money

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video It was supposed to be a chance for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board members to try and get on the same page about the school district's budget. Instead, a Friday morning meeting may show the continued problems among the County Commission. Full story...
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Students hurt after bus overturns in Davidson county

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Authorities say 22 high school and middle school students were hurt when the bus they were riding overturned on a Davidson County road. The Dispatch of Lexington reports that the bus was carrying students from Central Davidson Middle and High schools when it overturned around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Full story...
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Perdue: Budget plan a "race to the bottom" for NC education

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video When we asked Gov. Perdue about what will happen with the budget, since there seems to be no common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Raleigh, she chose to focus her answer on the importance of education. Full story...
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Governor to visit Belville Elementary

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Gov. Bev Perdue will visit Belville Elementary School near Leland today. Communities in Schools of Brunswick County says the governor will be at the school around 3:30 p.m. to visit its After School program. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WSJ profile New Hanover alum still coping with senior superlative

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video The Wall Street Journal profiled two people who won "Most Likely to Succeed" their senior year of high school. One was Wilmington's own Charlene Dupray, who graduated from New Hanover High in 1990. The article says Dupray's superlative has been hanging over her head ever since she won two decades ago - dictating her every move. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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Civil rights group files complaint of discriminaton at Durham county schools

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A national civil rights group has filed a federal complaint against Durham County schools, alleging a pattern of discrimination against Latino students. Full story...
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Students donate $1,200 to tsunami relief effort

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A Wilmington elementary school donated some big bucks to help the victims of the tsunami in Japan. Full story...
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NC Senate looking to spend more on UNC system

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The development of a North Carolina state budget is taking a slightly different path now that senators have started meeting in committees after the House approved its plan last week. Full story...
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NC education governance is shifted in House bill

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The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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