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Noble to reopen Friday despite repairs

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A New Hanover County school closed today because of a power outage will be back open tomorrow... sort of. Full story...
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Teacher accused of 'sexting' resigns, gives up teaching license

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The North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student has quit his job. Full story...
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Noble Middle School closed Thursday

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Noble Middle School in New Hanover County is closed Thursday due to a power outage, according to a school district spokeswoman. Full story...
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NC Senate panel to debate charter school cap bill

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A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jordan not expected for Laney Hall induction

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You can expect a big crowd at Friday's basketball game at Laney High School, but don't expect Michael Jordan to show in Wilmington Friday even though he'll be inducted into the Laney Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Student attacked with hammer at Laney High School

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A New Hanover County spokesperson says two students got into a fight this morning. He says one student pulled out a hammer and hit the other student in the head near his eye. The 17-year-old went to the hospital. No charges have been filed yet. Full story...
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Teen on trial in ex-Robeson County teacher's death

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A Lumberton teenager is going on trial in the death of a retired Robeson County teacher shot and as he dropped off his garbage at a trash bin behind a convenience store. Full story...
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Columbus County superintendent heading south of the border

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Columbus County's top educator is making a move. Superintendent Dan Strickland is moving across the state line to take the same job in Marion County, SC, starting in July. Full story...
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CFCC breaks ground on new building

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Downtown Wilmington will soon have a glimpse of the past. Cape Fear Community College broke ground this morning for its Union Station building at the corner of Front and Red Cross Streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Federal court hears professor's appeal against UNCW

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video A federal appeals court in Virginia will consider a University of North Carolina at Wilmington associate professor's claim that he was denied a promotion because of his conservative Christian views. Katie is the only local reporter in Richmond and will have details of today's hearing coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Campus reacts to band director's 'sexting' arrest

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videoA well known high school band director is off the job tonight after landing in jail over the weekend. North Brunswick's Mark Riel is on administrative leave after allegations surfaced against him. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board approves snow make-up days

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During the New Hanover County Board of Education's retreat on Sunday, the Board reviewed and approved make-up days for the district's five calendars – Traditional, Pre-K, Year-Round, Isaac Bear Early College and Wilmington Early College. Full story...
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UNCW trustees tight-lipped on policy discussion

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video A policy change could be coming to UNC Wilmington. We say could, because trustees are tight-lipped about what they discussed and approved today. Full story...
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NC teacher group now supports lifting charter cap

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North Carolina's chief teacher lobbying organization is suggesting it won't oppose lifting the current limit on charter schools as Republicans take over the Legislature next week. Full story...
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Six-year-old left on bus for hours in cold

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video When you send your child off to school on the bus, you expect them to wind up in class. But last week a child in Bladen County spent much of a cold school day on the bus. Full story...
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