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Single mom invests in private school to avoid redistricting

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video The price tag on private school is prohibitive for many parents, but New Hanover County's middle school redistricting has been a powerful motivator for some parents to dig deep into their pocketbooks. Full story...
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Report: Davidson College President will lead UNC System

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Davidson College President Thomas Ross reportedly has been tapped to be the next leader of the UNC System - reports the Triangle Business Journal. Full story...
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Wrightsboro reopens after mold problem

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Wrightsboro Elementary School is open and mold-free. The New Hanover County school closed in February because of elevated levels of mold in several buildings. Full story...
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Markley to start sooner than expected

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Right now Tim Markley serves as school superintendent in Catawba County, but the school board has let Markley out of his contract a month early. Full story...
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New school year brings headaches for middle schoolers, families

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videoSchool is back in session, and for many middle school students, that means a new school and a longer commute thanks to the county's redistricting plan. Full story...
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Perfect timing for new UNCW building

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video If you were to walk into the new nursing building on the University of Carolina Wilmington campus you might think you were in a hospital. The new building comes at a perfect time. Full story...
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Some parents lucked out with the new middle school redistricting

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video The first day of school has emotions running high. Some families in New Hanover County fell victim this year to middle school redistricting,but others lucked out with some last minute map tweaking. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: NC wins 'Race to the Top' school reform grant

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The U.S. Education Department says North Carolina has joined eight other states and the District of Columbia to receive money in the second round of the more than $4 billion "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition. Full story...
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS: Not happy about where your student's going to school after redistricting?

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If you are, we want to hear from you! Email us your Rant at Feedback@wwaytv3.com! Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools get fired up for school year

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video The convocation is a powerful motivator for everybody here. It was also a chance to set goals for this school year: Like raising the bar for student achievement and incorporating the latest technology into the classroom. Full story...
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Teachers prepare to go back to school

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Sometimes, the teachers are just as nervous as the students about the first day of school. Teachers are getting their classrooms ready, and say they're excited about the new school year. Full story...
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UNCW Lemonade Brigade helps students navigate campus

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UNCW student ambassadors set up lemonade stands around campus. They handed out lemonade to thirsty students and helped point them in the right direction to their classes. Full story...
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First day of class at UNCW

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Thousands of students at UNCW traded-in down-time for study-time. Students are now gearing up for a new semester. Full story...
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Where the lottery money goes

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After Ramon's story on buying back-to-school supplies Tuesday, many of our viewers Ranted back wanting to know where the Education Lottery money goes. Here's the latest breakdown from 2009... Full story...
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School supply list stretch beyond student basics

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video Students are heading back to school, but the list of supplies they need is no longer just paper and pencils. It now includes items beyond what your child needs for reading, writing and 'rithmetic. Full story...
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