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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

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The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The US Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef. Full story...
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

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North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court. Full story...
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Elementary students get look at potential careers

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New Hanover County's Blair Elementary School held a Career Carnival today for third, fourth and fifth graders. The kids got a chance to ask people questions about their jobs to give them an idea of what the future may hold. Full story...
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CFCC students put lessons to test building house for auction

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video A group of Cape Fear Community College students took its classroom knowledge to the field. Carpentry and HVAC students teamed up to build a three-bedroom house from the ground up on the school's North Campus. Full story...
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NC Senate responds to chicken nuggets school case

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North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to a recent chicken-nuggets lunchroom controversy that raged on conservative talk shows and web sites by banning school officials from looking at the nutritional balance of home-packed meals. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools on one-hour delay Thursday

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Pender County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students and staff except emergency personnel Thursday. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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NC House panels roll out spending adjustments

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A North Carolina budget subcommittee recommends a two-thirds reduction in the amount of money local school districts would be required to return to state government next year. Full story...
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UNC trustees hear about academic fraud case

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Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to know how courses with little or no supervision from professors could have continued for years before building into a case of academic fraud. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Homeless high school student raising awareness about problem many face

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video With graduation approaching, high school seniors are working on their final projects. A Wilmington girl's project hits close to home... or her lack thereof. Full story...
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