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Brunswick Co. gets waiver for 180-day school year

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For the second year in a row, Brunswick County Schools has received a waiver to give it flexibility in its school calendar. The waiver from the state Board of Education lets the district keep its calendar at 180 instructional days instead of 185 for the 2012-2013 school year. Full story...
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NC students plan meeting to oppose tuition hikes

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Student activists from across North Carolina are planning to meet in Greensboro to plan opposition to tuition increases, budget cuts and other education-related issues. Full story...
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Williston students look to future at career fair

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Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 3rd grader with big heart trying to help injured military

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video A small boy, with a big heart. A third grader has organized a walk-a-thon to help raise money for injured troops. His mom says altruism is nothing new for this New Hanover County student. Full story...
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Annual Art for the Masses sale finds new home at UNCW

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video UNCW art students will now have the opportunity to sell their work alongside local artists and get a foot in the door to the art world before graduation. The university announced today it will be home to a yearly art show. It's a community partnership that will allow students to participate. Full story...
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Eshelman makes another donation to namesake pharmacy school at UNC

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $2.5 million gift from alumnus Fred Eshelman to expand the school's research programs and help transform the classroom experience for pharmacy students. Full story...
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Hoggard coach fired after arrest for fight at school, students react

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video A Hoggard High School teacher assistant and assistant football coach has been fired days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting several students at school. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman said Joseph Brown's termination was effective yesterday. Full story...
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NC school system calls Black History Month letter 'poorly worded'

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Union County Schools officials acknowledge that a letter asking elementary school students to dress in "African American attire" to celebrate Black History Month was poorly worded, but had good intentions. Full story...
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UNCW students recycle trash into palm trees

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Some UNC Wilmington students put the idea of turning trash into treasure into practice today. Students worked together to build palm trees out of recyclable materials found around campus. The campus dining collected boxes, can lids and two-liter soda bottles to construct the trees. Full story...
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Students get on bus to learn in lab

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The DESTINY Science Bus Discovery from UNC Chapel Hill transformed into a classroom for a New Hanover High School biology class for the day. DESTINY stands for Delivering Edge-cutting Science Technology and Internet across North Carolina for Years to come. Full story...
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