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Charter bill criticized by Perdue, NC House Dems

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House Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue are trying to slow a charter school bill that passed the North Carolina Senate last week. Full story...
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NHCS budget would cut jobs, close Virgo

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's state budget plan means a $13 million cut to New Hanover County Schools. But with the state legislature leaning toward an even larger number, Superintendent Tim Markley says he's prepared for up to $20 million worth of cuts. Full story...
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Check out Dr. Markley's 2011-12 budget for New Hanover County Schools

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Here's a link to check our Dr. Tim Markley's upcoming budget for New Hanover County Schools... Full story...
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Bill to eliminate four tests advances in NC Senate

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Legislation that would eliminate four standardized end-of-course exams in North Carolina's public schools is moving forward over a judge's argument that ending them would violate the state constitution. Full story...
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City leaders read by example

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Students at Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington got a special treat today. Volunteers including Wilmington's police chief, fire chief and mayor came out today to meet, greet and read with the kids. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student talks about surviving NZ quake

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video While the devastation in New Zealand seems so far from home for most of us, one UNC Wilmington student is in the center of it. WWAY's Asha Davé spoke with her via skype this afternoon, and while they were talking, a tremor shook her room. Full story...
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Raleigh teachers: No more flip-flops, short skirts

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The Wake County school board wants no more extra short skirts and flip-flops in class. On the teachers. Full story...
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State Senate votes to remove cap on public charter schools

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Following years of inaction by the former Democratic majority, the Senate tentatively passed SB 8 today with bipartisan support. In addition to removing the 15-year-old cap, it creates a North Carolina Public Charter Schools Commission to review applications for new schools, grant and revoke charters based on school performance, and provide general oversight for charter schools. Full story...
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UNCW saving money by saving energy

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video While some costs continue to rise, UNC Wilmington is finding ways to make cuts in a good way by saving money while saving energy. Full story...
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Charter school bill returning to NC Senate floor

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A rewrite of North Carolina's charter school law headed for a floor vote in the legislature incorporates a Republican promise during the campaign - ending the current 100-school cap. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value' again

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For the third consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the nation’s 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review Full story...
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Whiteville High band director fired

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A high school band director is playing a sad song. Chance Bryant was fired Friday from his job at Whiteville High School. Full story...
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Former band director's court date delayed

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North Brunswick High School's former band director will have to wait a little longer for his day in court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW student in Christchurch, New Zealand, OK after earthquake

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A UNCW spokesperson tells us the university has six students studying abroad in New Zealand. Five are on the north island in locations that are safe from any damage caused by Monday's earthquake. One student, though, is studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where the earthquake hit. Full story...
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Former Fuquay-Varina coach pleads in teen sex case

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A former Wake County high school girls basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a female student. Full story...
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