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NC Senate responds to chicken nuggets school case

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North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to a recent chicken-nuggets lunchroom controversy that raged on conservative talk shows and web sites by banning school officials from looking at the nutritional balance of home-packed meals. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools on one-hour delay Thursday

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Pender County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students and staff except emergency personnel Thursday. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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NC House panels roll out spending adjustments

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A North Carolina budget subcommittee recommends a two-thirds reduction in the amount of money local school districts would be required to return to state government next year. Full story...
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UNC trustees hear about academic fraud case

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Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to know how courses with little or no supervision from professors could have continued for years before building into a case of academic fraud. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Homeless high school student raising awareness about problem many face

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video With graduation approaching, high school seniors are working on their final projects. A Wilmington girl's project hits close to home... or her lack thereof. Full story...
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UNCW names new provost

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Denise A. Battles has been named the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Currently dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, Battles will officially join the university July 16, replacing retiring provost Cathy Barlow. Full story...
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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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