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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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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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