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Former UNC President has died at 92

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Former University of North Carolina President Bill Friday has died. He was 92. Friday's personal assistant Virginia Taylor said Friday that the giant in North Carolina education died in his sleep at his Chapel Hill home. Full story...
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Duke University has first home-grown Nobel winner

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Duke University's first home-grown Nobel Prize winner says nothing is better than sharing the honor with a former student. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. teacher prepares for trip of a lifetime

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video A Brunswick County teacher is preparing for the trip of a lifetime. Her students say she's made a difference in their lives, and now, thanks to a program at UNCW, this social studies teacher will travel to Africa in a quest to help kids there as well. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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UNC-CH committee starts search to replace Thorp

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A panel that will narrow down the best candidates to take over management of North Carolina's flagship public university is getting to work. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court punts on Brunswick Co. student bra search case

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North Carolina's Supreme Court wants to know who witnessed a contested drug search involving a 15-year-old at an alternative school who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb. Full story...
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Teacher turnover up: 1 in 8 NC teachers left jobs

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The rate of North Carolina teachers leaving their jobs increased slightly last year to nearly one out of eight working in the classroom. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Thomas Wolfe born in Asheville

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On October 3, 1900, Thomas Wolfe, the famed writer from Asheville, was born. Wolfe attended public schools in Asheville for seven years while living in his mother’s boardinghouse with the rest of his family. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools cuts power bill by $1M

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video A program aimed at lowering the costs of energy and water for New Hanover County Schools appears to be paying off. EduCon, the company the school district partnered with last year to help reduce energy consumption and costs, says the school district save almost $1 million the first year of the program. Full story...
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