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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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NC panel reviewing UNC academics concerns to meet

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Members of the state public university system's oversight board are digging into cases of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and what campus leaders have done about it. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Melinda Durant

Teacher of the Week is back and now it's time to celebrate a great teacher right here in the Cape Fear. You learn a lot of new things in elementary school and having a great teacher makes a world of difference, Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs has why Melinda Durant is more than deserving of this award.

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Community leaders help celebrate Virgo reopening

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In New Hanover County as many students and teachers filled the halls to kick off a new school year, D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy celebrated the beginning of a new chapter. Full story...
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Most NC students returning for new school year

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Most of North Carolina's 1.5 million public school students are opening a new academic year. Full story...
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