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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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American Legion Post 10 donates flags to New Hanover County Schools

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Wilmington's American Legion Post 10 will donate more than 50 American flags to New Hanover County Schools for classrooms, libraries and media centers. The veterans group will make the donation at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Full story...
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McCrory rolls out NC higher education plan

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says he would work to increase the value of a North Carolina college diploma in part by helping students better determine whether a four- or two-year degree best matches their skills. Full story...
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Make-A-Wish Foundation pays college freshman's tuition

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video A UNCW student is beating the odds one day at a time. Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, paying for his freshman year of college is one less thing to worry about. Full story...
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NC school board voting on 25 more charter schools

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North Carolina's school board is weighing whether to increase the number of charter schools in the state by 25 next year. Full story...
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Tedesco campaigns in Wilmington

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videoRepublican candidate for North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction explains why he thinks he's the man for the job. Full story...
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

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The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program. Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill head: Peppers grades glance a goof

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's chancellor says a lapse in student record-keeping on the campus computer system led to the online release of a former football star's grades, prompting new questions about special treatment for athletes at the school. Full story...
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Deputies: Boy threatens baby sitter over homework

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Authorities in Rowan County have released a 13-year-old boy to the custody of his mother after he threatened his live-in baby sitter with a steak knife when she asked him about his homework. Full story...
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