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Gov. Purdue decides not to investigate UNC insurance claim

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North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue officially responded to Students for Life of America's request for an investigation into the UNC System's abortion health care policy. Full story...
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Education forum gives Senate candidates chance to speak out

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video State Senate candidates face a serious challenge, especially in education. Tuesday night's town hall forum co-sponsored by WWAY gave people the chance to see just where those candidates stand. Full story...
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Report Card: CFCC ranks high among state's community colleges

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Cape Fear Community College recently earned an impressive "8 out of 8" score on its annual report card from North Carolina. According to the 2010 Critical Success Factors Report published by the N.C. Community College System, CFCC met all eight of the indicators. Full story...
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TOMORROW: State Senate Candidates talk K-12 Education at Town Forum

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The objective of the Town Hall Forum is for each of the four candidates in Senate District 8 and 9 to hear the concerns of parents as well as public school and nontraditional school leaders. Full story...
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UNC Board of Governors meets in Wilmington

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video The UNC Board of Governors is tealing it. After visiting UNCW, members were singing the school's praises. But there's still plenty of work to do at all schools throughout the state. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents worried about snakes in school

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video First it was snakes on a plane. Now it's snakes in a school. But this is not a movie. It's real life, and it has parents concerned about their children's safety. Full story...
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West Bladen's new principal looking to lead change

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video West Bladen High School has been the scene for several news stories the last few years, but not the kind of stories the school would like. This year may be different thanks to a new principal hoping to change things for the better. Full story...
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Elementary school starting students early on bilingual track

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video One New Hanover County school is adding a little bit of culture to its curriculum. Forest Hills Elementary is the first in our county to add what's called a dual immersion class. It's helping some kindergarteners already learn a second language. Full story...
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New Hanover school enrollment higher than expected

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This year there are more new faces than the New Hanover County school system expected. The district said it had more students than it estimated when the school year started yesterday. Full story...
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Single mom invests in private school to avoid redistricting

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video The price tag on private school is prohibitive for many parents, but New Hanover County's middle school redistricting has been a powerful motivator for some parents to dig deep into their pocketbooks. Full story...
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Report: Davidson College President will lead UNC System

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Davidson College President Thomas Ross reportedly has been tapped to be the next leader of the UNC System - reports the Triangle Business Journal. Full story...
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Wrightsboro reopens after mold problem

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Wrightsboro Elementary School is open and mold-free. The New Hanover County school closed in February because of elevated levels of mold in several buildings. Full story...
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Markley to start sooner than expected

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Right now Tim Markley serves as school superintendent in Catawba County, but the school board has let Markley out of his contract a month early. Full story...
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New school year brings headaches for middle schoolers, families

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videoSchool is back in session, and for many middle school students, that means a new school and a longer commute thanks to the county's redistricting plan. Full story...
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Perfect timing for new UNCW building

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video If you were to walk into the new nursing building on the University of Carolina Wilmington campus you might think you were in a hospital. The new building comes at a perfect time. Full story...
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