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Bladen teens learn the ropes of firefighting

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Bladen County firefighters say they have a shortage of volunteers. So they're volunteering their time to train teens. Full story...
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Second NHC Superintendent candidate quizzed by parents

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video Superintendent finalist Dr. Tim Markley introduced himself to the New Hanover County community Thursday night. Full story...
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Anonymous donor again gives cool gift to students in hot job

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An anonymous donor awarded three students with $1,000 worth of tools and four others with $500 worth. All seven students are finishing up the year-long HVAC program. Full story...
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Holliday makes public pitch for New Hanover County Schools Superintendent

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video About 50 people showed up to ask Dr. Rick Holliday about his plans if selected as the new Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools. Full story...
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Schools release AYP results

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It's report card time for the public school systems in North Carolina. The state Department of Public Instruction released the preliminary results for Adequate Yearly Progress today for the 2009-2010 school year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Finalists for New Hanover Co. Superintendent job announced

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New Hanover County Schools announced this afternoon the three finalists for the superintendent job. Full story...
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High school students get lessons in business

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Nearly 40 rising high school freshmen are putting their heads together to learn the basics of business. UNCW is hosting the Youth Entrepreneur Program, a camp for students from New Hanover County. Full story...
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Verizon sets up CFCC scholarship for domestic violence survivor

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The Verizon Wireless Wilmington Call Center has established a $2,000 scholarship at Cape Fear Community College for a survivor of domestic violence. The scholarship will cover tuition, textbook expenses and related fees for an individual referred by Wilmington’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Services. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. Schools spend thousands on conference at posh resort

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video Nineteen administrators, including principals and instructional directors, from Columbus County Schools attended the Summer Leadership Conference at the Grove Park Inn last week. The Asheville resort has played host to the president and a number of celebrities. Full story...
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UNCW students face even bigger tuition hike

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The increase is almost nine times as high as students had expected, but it will keep the university from losing 23 staff and 15 faculty positions. Full story...
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Noble Middle School implements revised dress code for students

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Noble Middle School will implement a revised dress code for students when they return to school on August 25, 2010. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools receive state library grant

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Three New Hanover County Schools have been given the opportunity to enhance and expand their school’s library collection. Trask Middle School, Carolina Beach Elementary and Pine Valley Elementary schools have each received a $10,000 School Library Collection Development Grant from the North Carolina State Library. Full story...
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Search continues for New Hanover Superintendent

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The New Hanover County School Board continues its search to replace outgoing superintendent Al Lerch. Candidates will interview in the next month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: House budget cuts could mean UNCW tuition hike

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video Public schools and higher education in the Cape Fear Region are watching the state budget battle closely. While public schools fair better under the House's budget than what's being discussed in the Senate, the same can't be said for schools like UNCW. Full story...
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Board approves Leland MS uniforms

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Leland Middle School students won't have to worry about what the hottest fashions are for the next school year. Starting in the fall, they will wear uniforms. Full story...
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