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UNCW Police educate about alcohol, set up check point

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video Students tried to drive a car and walk a straight line with goggles that simulated a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. Later in the evening, police set up a checkpoint to catch folks who did not get the message. Full story...
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CFCC makes room for record enrollment

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video With a record enrollment of more than 9,100 students, Cape Fear Community College is using extra space and the Internet to make room for everyone who wants to go to school. Full story...
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New CFCC students get first taste of campus

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Today was orientation. 1,500 new students packed the Schwartz Center to learn about their new school, how to stay safe and how to succeed. The students say they have good reason for wanting to be a Sea Devil. Full story...
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Perdue pitches NC strengths for federal grants

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North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue is returning to Washington with what she believes is an improved application to land a federal education grant of up to $400 million. Full story...
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UNCW makes best schools list again

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For the seventh straight year, the Princeton Review picked UNCW as one of 2011's best colleges and universities in the Southeast. Full story...
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Annual standardized test scores released in NC

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video More North Carolina public schools met or exceeded expectations on standardized test results last school year and fewer schools received the lowest-performing label. Full story...
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Catawba schools chief named new NHC superintendent

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board has selected Tim Markley to be the district's next superintendent. Markley told WWAY today, "I am excited to get here." Full story...
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85-year-old man graduates from college in hospital

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videoYou don't see many graduation ceremonies taking place at a hospital, but then again you don't see many 85-year-olds like William Hussey. Today, Hussey has just earned a college diploma. Full story...
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Bladen teens learn the ropes of firefighting

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Bladen County firefighters say they have a shortage of volunteers. So they're volunteering their time to train teens. Full story...
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Second NHC Superintendent candidate quizzed by parents

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video Superintendent finalist Dr. Tim Markley introduced himself to the New Hanover County community Thursday night. Full story...
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Anonymous donor again gives cool gift to students in hot job

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An anonymous donor awarded three students with $1,000 worth of tools and four others with $500 worth. All seven students are finishing up the year-long HVAC program. Full story...
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Holliday makes public pitch for New Hanover County Schools Superintendent

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video About 50 people showed up to ask Dr. Rick Holliday about his plans if selected as the new Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools. Full story...
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Schools release AYP results

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It's report card time for the public school systems in North Carolina. The state Department of Public Instruction released the preliminary results for Adequate Yearly Progress today for the 2009-2010 school year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Finalists for New Hanover Co. Superintendent job announced

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New Hanover County Schools announced this afternoon the three finalists for the superintendent job. Full story...
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High school students get lessons in business

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Nearly 40 rising high school freshmen are putting their heads together to learn the basics of business. UNCW is hosting the Youth Entrepreneur Program, a camp for students from New Hanover County. Full story...
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