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Education

NC a finalist for huge education grant

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Our state is one of 16 finalists for a federal program called "Race to the Top." Forty-one States were considered. Full story...
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Issues remain with redistricting map

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video The New Hanover County School Board made some parents happy last night by honoring their petition to re-join their community. Forest Hills will no longer be split in two. Instead all middle school students living in the community will attend Williston Middle instead of D.C. Virgo Middle School. Full story...
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School boards discuss superintendent searches

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New Hanover County is looking nationally for a top educator. Brunswick County has interviews scheduled for the weekend. Full story...
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Virginia Williamson students raise thousands for Haiti

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video Their goal was $600, but the group raised $2,000 beyond that. Full story...
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Forecast prompts Wednesday school delays

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Stay with WWAY online and on air for all the latest delays, closings and forecasts. Full story...
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WWAY anchor shares love of reading with kids

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One of our anchors spent some time at Virginia Williamson Elementary in today. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen showed kids in Bolivia she can do more than just read the news. Full story...
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College-bound students get financial aid advice this weekend

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If you have a high school student who is beginning to look into colleges and financial aid, you might want to take advantage of a workshop this weekend. Full story...
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Technology gives CFCC students hands-on training

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video He blinks, he breathes, and he bleeds. Stan is the newest addition to Cape Fear Community College, and he's helping students make the jump from the classroom to the operating room. Human simulation technology is revolutionizing the way students train for careers in health care and emergency response. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Ed to NAACP: Cease, desist & apologize

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video The Pender County Board of Education is issuing this press release to respond publicly to allegations by Dr. Rachel Stephens, President of the Pender County NAACP. Full story...
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Investigators say incident at school not rape

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says an incident at Ashley High School was not a rape after all. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: See the new redistricting map

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The middle school district line map is available for public view on the district’s web site... Full story...
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NAACP leader contradicts himself on redistricting plan

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video Wilmington NAACP president Harold Beatty says the New Hanover County School Board should have redistricted middle schools to create socioeconomic balance and not to keep students at schools close to their homes, but he said he doesn't think busing was the solution. Full story...
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School board finally decides on redistricting plan

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By a four to three vote, New Hanover County will go ahead with a revised version of map 2C. Full story...
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Ticketed bus driver not oldest in county

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video Last week's school bus accident involving 80-year-old bus driver Otis Hames raised some concerns on our website. According to New Hanover County Schools, Hames is not the only bus driver in his 80s. Now some lawmakers say maybe the laws should be changed. Full story...
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Wrightsboro parents concerned about mold

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Mold in Wrightsboro Elementary School has parents concerned for the health of their kids. The school held an informational session Monday night to answer questions. Full story...
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