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Wilmington charter school meets enrollment requirements

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videoA Wilmington charter school says it has the right number of students as it started its second year today. Last year, Douglass Academy only had about half of the enrollment required by state law. Full story...
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Experts recommended delaying start times for middle and high schools

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video The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to delay start times of middle and high schools students. With teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult to fall asleep before 11 pm, AAP recommends schools start classes at 8:30 am or later. Full story...
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Return to school brings nerves for kids, tears for moms and dads

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videoGoing back to school can be daunting for some kids... and their parents. Today many school bells rang around the Cape Fear for the first time since spring, and kids hit the books again, while some moms and dads got a little emotional. Full story...
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Deputies warn drivers to watch out on the roads as school starts up

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As hundreds of area students head back to school this week, law enforcement is warning drivers to watch out for kids and buses on the roads.video Full story...
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UNCW Police investigating sexual assault of student on campus

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video UNCW Police are investigating a sexual assault on campus, according to a news release on the department's web page. Full story...
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New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

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videoA North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Brunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers

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videoBrunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers. Reps say they are in no rush to fill open positions. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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