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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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Brunswick County to make up snow days next week

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Brunswick County Schools has announced new make-up days for the days that the schools were closed earlier this month because of snow and ice. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother says school not doing enough about son's bully

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video Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you. One New Hanover County mother says this is not the case for her son. She says her son is the victim of bullying, and she is afraid the problems will escalate quickly. Full story...
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Two NC colleges tap student fees for Rose Parade

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The two North Carolina public universities whose marching bands performed in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day are using student fees to pay for what donations didn't cover. Full story...
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College students aren't learning much in college

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video A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years. Full story...
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