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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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Perdue offers sweepstakes machines tax option for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax. Full story...
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ECU football coach speaks to elementary school grads

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video Some elementary school graduates in Wilmington had a special visitor today. East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill provided some words of wisdom for the fifth grade graduates at Bradley Creek Elementary School. Full story...
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South Brunswick's Kelley leaves for new post at West Brunswick

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South Brunswick High School needs a new football coach. Roman Kelley is leaving after three seasons, but he's not going far. Full story...
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Former Topsail principal takes private school post

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Topsail High School's former principal is now at the helm of a private school in Duplin County. Marcus Skipper will start as Headmaster at Harrells Christian Academy July 1. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board could see windfall from state budget

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The New Hanover County school board got tentative good news about the district's state funding at the board meeting Tuesday, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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