Education
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Elon creates committee to examine vendor policy after nonbinding student vote on Chick-fil-A
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 3:03pm.

Elon University is creating a committee to study the school's relationship with its vendors, including restaurants like Chick-fil-A. The announcement came after the university's Student Government Association voted earlier this month to recommend that Chick-fil-A no longer sell food on campus because of the stance of the president of the restaurant chain against gay marriage.

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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:40am.

Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program.

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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Steve Garrett
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 7:54pm.

videoThis week we travel to Topsail High School to meet the newest Teacher of the Week, who has an "electric" way of teaching his students and the trophies to prove it.

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Bingo night a big hit at Pine Valley Elementary
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 8:25pm.

video The competition was fierce during Friday's bingo night at Pine Valley Elementary School. WWAY's Chris Phillips and Cacky Catlett helped call out the all-important letters and numbers.

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Memorial service for UNC's Friday set
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 1:16pm.

A memorial service has been set for Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill for former University of North Carolina President William Friday.

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Former UNC President has died at 92
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:43am.

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.

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Duke University has first home-grown Nobel winner
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 2:34pm.

Duke University's first home-grown Nobel Prize winner says nothing is better than sharing the honor with a former student.

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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Jana Conway
Submitted by wway news on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 5:51pm.

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Brunswick Co. teacher prepares for trip of a lifetime
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 4:12pm.

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.

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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:03pm.

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.

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