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Elon creates committee to examine vendor policy after nonbinding student vote on Chick-fil-A

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Elon University is creating a committee to study the school's relationship with its vendors, including restaurants like Chick-fil-A. The announcement came after the university's Student Government Association voted earlier this month to recommend that Chick-fil-A no longer sell food on campus because of the stance of the president of the restaurant chain against gay marriage. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Steve Garrett

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videoThis week we travel to Topsail High School to meet the newest Teacher of the Week, who has an "electric" way of teaching his students and the trophies to prove it. Full story...
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Bingo night a big hit at Pine Valley Elementary

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video The competition was fierce during Friday's bingo night at Pine Valley Elementary School. WWAY's Chris Phillips and Cacky Catlett helped call out the all-important letters and numbers. Full story...
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Memorial service for UNC's Friday set

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A memorial service has been set for Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill for former University of North Carolina President William Friday. Full story...
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Former UNC President has died at 92

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Former University of North Carolina President Bill Friday has died. He was 92. Friday's personal assistant Virginia Taylor said Friday that the giant in North Carolina education died in his sleep at his Chapel Hill home. Full story...
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Duke University has first home-grown Nobel winner

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Duke University's first home-grown Nobel Prize winner says nothing is better than sharing the honor with a former student. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. teacher prepares for trip of a lifetime

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video A Brunswick County teacher is preparing for the trip of a lifetime. Her students say she's made a difference in their lives, and now, thanks to a program at UNCW, this social studies teacher will travel to Africa in a quest to help kids there as well. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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