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Azalea Festival to feature student's art

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The Azalea Festival is still months away, but organizers revealed another part of the celebration today. Snipes Academy third grader Lemir Moore is the winner of the festival's student art contest. Full story...
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Brunswick superintendent says lottery slump will have small effect

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video Like just about everything else schools are suffering from the sagging economy, and it's a double whammy for them. Schools now are handling cuts from the state and from lottery sales. Full story...
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Students in Bladen county bundled up inside classroom

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video Students at Bladenboro Middle School are having to learn in the cold. The school's heat works in only some parts of the building. Full story...
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Ashley teacher suspended

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An Ashley High School teacher is on paid suspension while the school district and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office look into an allegation against him. Full story...
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UNCW graduates make history

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A new class of graduates has emerged from UNC Wilmington, and their Commencement will forever be remembered as a day history was made and dreams fulfilled. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW trustees approve tuition, fee hike

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video Going to UNCW next year may cost more. The Board of Trustees this afternoon approved a 6.5 percent increase in tuition. Full story...
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Brunswick County school gets special snow day

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video Students at Union Elementary in Brunswick County received a very cool treat this morning when they came to school: Snow. Full story...
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NC lawmakers get grim news on school cut options

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North Carolina lawmakers facing hard budget decisions for a third year in a row have received potential spending cuts that include eliminating thousands of jobs, creating larger classes and offering fewer courses. Full story...
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Snow, ice and cold close schools in NC mountains

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The snow wasn't extremely heavy Monday, but officials said temperatures well below freezing meant dangerous ice was forming on roads. Full story...
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STARBASE helps launch students' interest in science, math

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video Fifth graders in Brunswick County had an experience today that was truly out of this world. It's called STARBASE a program that's enforcing math and science into young minds across North Carolina and the country in an explosive way. Full story...
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Community members speak out about finding a new chancellor

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video UNCW is gearing up for what's expected to be a long and tedious journey. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo is leaving the university, and now it's time to start the search for a new chancellor. Full story...
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CFCC culinary students hold annual dessert exhibition

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For students at Cape Fear Community College, classes can be really sweet - particularly if they are enrolled the culinary arts program. Full story...
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Committee picks firm to help find new UNCW chancellor

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Search Committee has selected Parker Executive Search to guide the recruitment of a successor for Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, who announced last month that she will retire June 30, 2011. Full story...
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UNCW Chancellor Search Committee seeks public input

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Search Committee invites the community to participate in open forums on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Constituents at the forums will have the opportunity to provide input on the characteristics and qualities needed in the next UNC Wilmington Chancellor. Full story...
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BCC's Greiner leaving for Kentucky

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Brunswick Community College will soon join UNC Wilmington in looking for a new leader. BCC president Stephen Greiner has accepted a job to be president at Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, KY, according to HCTC's website. Full story...
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