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Christian legal group drops UNC Greensboro suit

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A Christian legal group has dropped a lawsuit against the University of North Carolina Greensboro after the university agreed to recognize a pro-abstinence, anti-abortion Christian group. Full story...
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NC lawmakers mull how much schools should pay back

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Some House Republicans would like to slash by more than half the amount North Carolina public school districts will have to return to the state next year. But GOP lawmakers aren't sure there's enough money elsewhere in state government to do that. Full story...
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New Hanover Community Action loses Head Start designation

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Problems at New Hanover County Community Action have cost the organization its role as a Head Start provider. The US Department of Health and Human Services sent Community Action a letter terminating the group's designation as a Head Start grantee. Full story...
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CFCC raises $215,000 for students

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Cape Fear Community College raised $215,000 for scholarships at its annual Gift of Education luncheon. More than 600 guests packed the Schwartz Center for the event hosted by the CFCC Foundation. Full story...
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More than 40 apply for CFCC president

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Cape Fear Community College is moving closer to finding a new president. The CFCC Presidential Search Committee met on May 16 and were tasked to review two dozen applications and rank the top 12. Full story...
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NC disability rights group files federal complaint

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A disability rights group has filed a federal complaint charging that North Carolina children in private psychiatric facilities did not receive proper educational services. Full story...
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CFCC trustees select interim president

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The Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. G. Frank Sells to serve as the college's interim president. As interim president, Dr. Sells will serve as CFCC's lead administrator while college trustees continue to search for a permanent replacement for outgoing president Dr. Eric McKeithan, who will retire on June 30. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers say Perdue budget, tax hike 'ain't gonna fly'

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget includes a big boost for education, but it relies heavily on more money out of your wallet. The $20.9 billion spending plan depends on a sales tax increase. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents say son sent home from overseas school trip left alone by chaperones

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video The family of a Brunswick County high school senior says he was left to fend for himself after he got in trouble on a trip to Spain. Now the family is searching for answers, and they say they want the chaperones held accountable. Full story...
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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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