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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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UNC system schools raise tuition for 2011-12

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Trustees at two North Carolina universities have approved tuition increases for next fall to help cover as much as a 15 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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