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Education

Meet the Democratic candidates for New Hanover County School Board

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video Nine candidates are vying for three open seats on the new hanover county school board. Among them is an incumbent running in a different party this time around. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Tom Heitman

Tom Heitman is a parent and a Real Estate Broker. His three children are in public schools. Tom says he is very interested in children’s education and he is concerned about the direction the system is going with budget cuts and not focusing on core subjects.

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Candidate Interview: Steve Bilzi

Steve Bilzi is a Republican candidate for new Hanover County Board of Education. Steve is a parent and a former school board member and teacher. He currently is a computer tech consultant. Steve served eight years on the New Hanover Board of Education and was chairman, he says he knows what the job takes at the local, state and national levels.

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Candidate Interview: Lisa Estep

Lisa Estep is a Republican candidate for new Hanover County Board of Education. Lisa is a parent and an accountant. Lisa says her five children have been in the New Hanover County school system for fifteen years and she has seen and learned a lot in that time. Lisa says she thinks she is a good fit for the School Board.

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Candidate Interview: Jeannette Nichols

Jeannette Nichols is a Republican running for re-election to the New Hanover County Board of Education. Nichols is a parent and grandparent and a former classroom teacher. She has been on the Board of Education since 2000 and has been Vice-Chair since 2002. She wants to continue supporting children

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Republican candidates for New Hanover County Board of Education share views

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video We continue our profiles of the candidates leading up to next week's primary election. Meet the five Republican candidates running for a chance to earn a seat on the New Hanover Board of Education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brawl breaks out at West Columbus High School

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video A brawl broke out at a Columbus County high school this week. When it was all said and done, more than a dozen students were suspended. Now they all face charges. Full story...
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Gun found on Columbus County school bus

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Students found a gun on a South Columbus High School bus this morning. According to Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten, four students were riding the bus near Tabor City, when one student told the bus driver that a gun was on a seat. Full story...
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NC lottery makes largest education transfer

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A huge jackpot last month helped the North Carolina Education Lottery record its highest quarterly ticket sales ever and its largest cash transfer for education in the lottery's history. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Tammy Covil

Tammy Covil is a parent. She runs a small business with her husband. Her four children are currently in the New Hanover County School system. Covil says she has a vested interest in insuring the students are educated and prepared for the real world.

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