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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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Baby born at Hoggard High School

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A Hoggard High School student gave birth today on campus in one of the school's bathroom stalls. The baby was born around 3:30 p.m. right as school was letting out. Full story...
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UNC-CH sets up chancellor search committee

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The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is making it clear that his decision to resign is final and that he has a lot work ahead before he leaves the school in June. Full story...
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Non-profit PTA sues for-profit rival

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The nonprofit PTA is suing a for-profit rival amid a decades-long slide in membership. The National Parent Teacher Association filed a lawsuit against PTO Today on Wednesday in US District Court in Chicago. Full story...
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NC high school wrestler dies after workout

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A Scotland High School student has died after he collapsed during a wrestling workout. Full story...
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Tickets to Magic Johnson speech go quickly; still chance to win on GMC

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Tickets to hear Magic Johnson speak at UNCW went quickly this morning. But there is still a chance for you to get them. Full story...
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NC SAT scores decline again as more take exam

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North Carolina's average combined score on the SAT college-entrance exam fell again in 2012. The state Department of Public Instruction said Monday that average scores on each of the three sections fell by two points compared to 2011. Critical reading scores dropped to 491, math scores fell to 506 and writing dropped to 472. Full story...
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