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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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Teachers' group running anti-Tillis ad in NC

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A political spending arm of the nation's largest teachers' union is spending $1.7 million for a commercial in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race critical of House Speaker Thom Tillis on public school spending. The National Education Association said the commercial began running Friday and will continue for a week in six leading television markets. It's also going online. Full story...
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Fight against book continues in Brunswick County

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video A Brunswick County woman is taking her case against a book used in county school to the Board of Education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brunswick Co. School Board can't give itself a raise

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video It looks like the Brunswick County School Board cannot give itself a raise after all. Full story...
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Report provides insight on if schools make the grade

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videoIt's that time of the year again. Summer is over, and kids are back in class. But how did their schools perform last year? The state released accountability and testing results for the last school year. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kelly Regan

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videoSummer vacation is over and the 2014-2015 school year in full swing. With a new school year, we are privileged enough to honor special educators as our Teacher of the Week. This week we headed to Penderlea Middle School to find sixth grade teacher Kelly Regan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick County School Board members approve raises for themselves, but is it legal?

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videoBrunswick County School Board members have a little extra cash in their pockets after passing this year's budget, or do they? Their salaries have gone up nearly 26% in just two years while salaries for teachers continue to crawl. But there are now questions about whether the raises are legal. Full story...
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Trio faces charges for UNCW statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have warrants for three men wanted for stealing a bronze seahawk statue from campus last month. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington face charges of felony larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property. Full story...
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Combination classes helping Pender Co. teacher shortage

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videoMulti-age classrooms are a new experience for some students and parents, but even though it's new to them it's nothing new to the school system. Pender county school South Topsail Elementary surprised one mom at open house telling her, her daughter would be with first and second graders in the same classroom. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting school bus had .13 BAC

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videoThe first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus. Full story...
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