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Education

Panel recommends gun permit changes

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A draft report says now-confidential information about involuntary commitments to mental hospitals should be used to deny handguns to people with such a record. Full story...
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Parents signing petition to remove Gilbert

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videoBrunswick County School Board member Ray Gilbert has come under plenty of fire in recent weeks. Full story...
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Risk behavior can start in middle school

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A survey conducted by UNC Wilmington found that nearly 60 percent of students in New Hanover County public schools have used marijuana by the time they're seniors. Full story...
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Kids read to dogs

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Reading to Rover -- some elementary school kids and some canines got together to practice Tuesday. Full story...
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Six NC schools make Kiplinger's list

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Six North Carolina state schools have made the Kiplinger's 100 as "best values" among the nation's public colleges and universities. Full story...
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Elementary school evacuated after gas leak

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Students and faculty from Anderson Elementary School were evacuated around nine o'clock. Full story...
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UNC campuses adopt new textbook rules to lower costs for students

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University of North Carolina campuses are using new rules to help ease the cost of textbooks for students. Full story...
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School board censures Gilbert

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What happens next for embattled Brunswick County School Board member Ray Gilbert is now in the hands of the attorney general. Full story...
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Violence in Kenya forces UNC-affiliated aid group to shut doors

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An aid organization affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has shut down its operations in Kenya amid election violence. Full story...
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Ex-state official to teach community college class

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Former state Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps will teach a community college course that is similar to one she taught in prison. Full story...
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Judge: NC teacher's pregnancy lawsuit can proceed

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A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a teacher who said she was demoted because she was pregnant and unmarried can proceed. Full story...
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Restraining order against school board member extended

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A temporary restraining order against a Brunswick County School Board member was extended today for one year. Full story...
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Study: Sex education works

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A new study seems to indicate that sex education works. Teenagers who participate in sex education classes are more likely to delay sex until they're older, according to new government research. Full story...
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Nearly 70 years later, siblings visit school

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videoIt's been nearly seven decades since six members of a Wilmington family graduated from a local catholic school. Tuesday, for the first time since graduating, all of the siblings took a trip back to the school, and a trip down memory lane. Full story...
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Students learn important lesson about giving

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videoWith one week to go until the big day, most children are focused on what may be under the tree at Christmas. But some youngsters in Pender County have been focusing on something else: learning the importance of giving and helping others less fortunate. Full story...
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