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WPD U-Turn luncheon focuses on young women at risk

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video Wilmington Police say the purpose of the U-Turn luncheon is to bring struggling young women together with positive mentors to help them make a U-turn in their lives. Full story...
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Perdue tries to get lawmakers moving on budget

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is trying again to persuade Republican legislative leaders to negotiate with her so that changes for next year's North Carolina state budget will take effect on time. Full story...
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For now, Perdue won't discuss plans on budget bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking Republican legislative leaders to try harder to find more money for public education after she says their budget bill falls short. Full story...
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Cumberland schools add ban on bullying

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The Cumberland County school board has approved a ban on bullying as part of the student code of conduct. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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Jacksonville High teacher arrested for sex with student; relationship may date to 2007

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A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a student. The arrest happened around 9:30 a.m. at the school. Full story...
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Dalton endorsed by NCAE for governor

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has endorsed Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton to be the state's next governor. Full story...
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NC Senate budget approved by committee

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The North Carolina Senate's largest committee has moved along the Republicans' budget proposal for next year without making changes sought by advocates for the public schools and the prevention of teen smoking and adolescent pregnancy. Full story...
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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes

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North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand. Full story...
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Community Action Head Start gets funding back for now

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video New Hanover County Community Action, the nonprofit who operates a Head Start program here, received a letter of termination last month for several violations. Full story...
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