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NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools

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videoA North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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CFCC celebrates construction milestone for fine arts building

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videoCape Fear Community College celebrated a construction milestone this morning as the school's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center begins to take shape in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NC university board considers no tuition hike

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North Carolina's public university system is about to do without tuition increases next year for undergraduates who live in the state, though out-of-state students would see higher costs. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board budget committee seeks millions from county

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video Earlier this month Governor Pat McCrory said he wanted to increase pay for young teacher, and now the New Hanover County School Board could ask for millions in funding to make that possible. Full story...
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15 years later, Columbine shooting continues teaching lessons

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video April will mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Today educators in Brunswick County continued to learn valuable lessons from someone who helped handle the aftermath. Full story...
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NC college systems making student transfers easier

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videoNorth Carolina's higher education system has a deal comparable to synchronizing traffic lights. The University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges will finalize an agreement Friday easing the way for students to transfer between the two systems without losing class credits. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers want to revise school calendar

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Some North Carolina lawmakers hope this year's winter storms will spark new discussion on the law on when schools can start and must end. Full story...
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Beekeepers Association spreads buzz with Bee Buddies program for kids

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videoThe North Carolina State Beekeepers Association plans a sweet deal for local elementary students. About 450 kids will take part of the first "Bee Buddies" program. The program will educate students on every aspect of the insect and their importance in nature. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates birthday by filling new time capsule

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videoAt a ceremony in Wilmington, teachers and alumni joined the students to help put mementos into a new time capsule after opening one from 20 years ago. Students also sang a new rendition of the school song. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Christie Nye

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videoAn Eaton Elementary teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime with Arizona Cardinal Jonathan Cooper shows up in her room. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates 50th birthday

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videoIt will be a blast from the past tonight at Alderman Elementary as the schools celebrates a major milestone: the big 5-0. Full story...
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Pender superintendent says make-up day decision a tough one

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videoSome answers today about why Pender County Schools will make-up some snow days during Spring Break, while other school districts have avoided cutting into that vacation time. Full story...
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West Brunswick High School custodian faces sex-related charges

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videoA West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student. The school system's spokeswoman says Rivera will remain on administrative leave during the investigation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 4-year-old boy walks away from day care

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video Early Sunday morning Wilmington Police got a call about a 4-year-old boy who managed to walk out of his daycare, but the daycare's owner says there is more to the story. Full story...
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While other districts add time, Pender Co. cuts days from Spring Break

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videoFor the most part, folks love having a day off because of snow. But making them up... that's a different story. While other school districts have protected Spring Break from make-up days, Pender County Students have had theirs cut short. Full story...
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