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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Strickland

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary teacher Wendy Strickland is loved by many; the proof is in the numbers, check out how many people showed up to help surprise her for WWAY's Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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UNC investigator meets with Willingham

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The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Mary Willingham said she met off-campus with Kenneth Wainstein for about two hours on Monday. Full story...
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NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears

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There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. Full story...
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Judge orders UNCW to promote Adams & pay $50,000 in back pay

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videoA federal judge has ordered UNCW to promote an associate professor and give him $50,000 in back pay. The ruling comes after a federal jury found the university discriminated against Mike Adams due to his religious and political views. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Mariea Carey

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videoMs. Mariea Carey has been teaching more than four decades! She admits she stopped counting at 40 years. But a former student's nomination may have her recounting some of the best years of her life. Full story...
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UNCW hosts 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange

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video UNCW hosted more than 350 area professionals for the 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange (WITX) today. Students and faculty members displayed exhibits. Full story...
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St. Augustine's football player dies unexpectedly

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A freshman football player for Saint Augustine's University has died. The university said in a statement that 19-year-old Ronald Cunningham of Dinwiddie, Va., got sick on campus around 11 a.m. Sunday. Full story...
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CFCC hosts community open house Saturday

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videoApril is Community College Month, and tomorrow the Port City's community college will celebrate in a big way. Cape Fear Community College wants to show the community all it has to offer. Full story...
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Troopers: Boy on motorized scooter run over after not stopping for school bus

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videoA child riding a motorized scooter has been injured after investigators say he failed to stop for a school bus and was run over by one of its tires this afternoon in New Hanover County. Full story...
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State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

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videoDouglass Academy does not have enough students according to state law, but that is not stopping them from teaching, at least for now. Today the NC Board of Eeducation met in Pembroke to discuss the next steps for the charter school. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. OKs process to select top teachers

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School officials in New Hanover County now have a plan to select their top teachers under a new teacher tenure law. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kimberly Holland

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videoKindergarten teacher Kimberly Holland goes beyond the basics of reading, writing and math. She also teaches life lessons about empathy, support and giving. She's WWAY's Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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Keatts gets 5-year, incentive-laden contract from UNCW

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videoUNCW new men's basketball coach will have to bank on success on the court if he wants to make as much money as his predecessor. Full story...
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Nano Days at Cape Fear Museum

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video A nation-wide education exhibit comes to the Port City teaching kids about nanoscale science and engineering. Full story...
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UNCW fans react to Keatts hiring

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videoStudents look forward to the next chapter in the UNCW's men basketball program and hope the team will soar to greatness with a new man leading the flock. Full story...
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