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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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Candidate Interview: Elizabeth Redenbaugh

Candidate and current member of the New Hanover County School
Board, Elizabeth Redenbaugh, discusses the biggest challenges facing the
school district and how her recent move between political parties may
affect her run for re-election.

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SBHS's Aquaculture program wins award

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A group at South Brunswick High School has received some high honor. The aquaculture program at the school won the 2012 Sea World/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Award. Full story...
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Columbus County schools to receive bond money

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Some Columbus County schools will get a facelift, thanks to a 3.1 million dollar bond. Full story...
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Local students react to President Obama's college loan speech

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video With so many college students on federal loans, the reaction to interest rates possibly doubling has many Wilmington students upset and hoping the President continues to push Congress on extending the current rate. Full story...
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NC Senate wants merit pay, end teacher tenure

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Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are rolling out a package of public school initiatives they say would create performance bonuses for teachers but end their employment tenure so that districts could more easily dismiss ineffective ones. Full story...
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