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NC Coastal Federation dives into marine life for first 'Touch Tank Tuesday' event

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videoThe NC Coastal Federation is dishing out some fun for its first-ever 'Touch Tank Tuesdays' event in the interactive series launch at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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UPDATE: 10 taken to hospital after school bus crash in Brunswick County

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videoA traffic accident involving a Brunswick County school bus has sent 10 people to the hospital. Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki says the bus from South Brunswick High School and South Brunswick Middle School was involved in the accident this afternoon at NC 211 and Midway Road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teachers say pay, opportunity have them following former NHHS principal to Georgia

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videoFormer New Hanover High School principal Todd Finn is leading a new high school in Georgia, and his staff this fall will have many familiar faces. Finn has hired six former colleagues currently teaching in New Hanover County and nearly a dozen more from North Carolina. So why are they following him to the Peach State? Full story...
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UNCW CFO leaves for UNCG

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videoAs UNCW's chancellor continues his search for a new job, one of his top assistants has already found one. Charles Maimone has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at UNC Greensboro effective Aug. 1. Full story...
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Judge strikes down new NC teacher tenure law

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videoA judge has ruled that a law cutting teacher job protections in North Carolina is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood said Friday that veteran teachers have an established right to a layer of review beyond school administrators when they face firing. Full story...
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UNCW's Miller interviews at Wisconsin-Green Bay, waits for Buffalo State to narrow list

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videoUNCW Chancellor Gary Miller still won't talk to anyone in Wilmington about his search for a new job, but folks in Wisconsin will get some time with him today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs

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videoA Bladen County dad is upset after he says his autistic son was taken out of class and put into a sheriff deputy's car. Full story...
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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board changes bell schedule again

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videoSchool start times are changing once again in Brunswick County. Last year, the school board voted on a staggered start time. But now they've eliminated that for something a little more traditional. The decision comes with a hefty cost. Full story...
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NC court frees taxpayer money to private schools

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Advocates for using taxpayer money for tuition at private or religious schools have new hope after North Carolina's Supreme Court removed a lower judge's order blocking the program's start this fall. The high court on Wednesday said the program could go ahead while lawsuits are being debated in court. Full story...
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Hagan seeks to help historically black colleges

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US Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing a bill to strengthen the nation's historically black colleges and universities. The measure would create a program of competitive grants that would help fund innovative programs addressing the specific needs of students at black colleges. Full story...
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Coaching legend Joe Miller has died

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videoLocal coaching legend Joe Miller has died, WWAY has learned. Family and friends confirmed Miller died early Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Robin McEnaney

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videoFor more than two decades, Robin McEnaney has been making math fun for kids and that makes her our Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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NC judge weighs order blocking teacher tenure law

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Public school teachers are asking for quick action from a North Carolina judge to block a law taking effect this summer that eliminates more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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Parents locked out of of daughter's graduation

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It was a packed house inside the Schwartz center Friday, apparently a little too packed. In an email, to WWAY Marsha Remsynder shares her story. "... How horrible for families who have spent money, time, sweat, and tears to get their graduate through school, only to be denied the only tangible reward they will ever receive ... " Full story...
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