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IDs to be mandatory for New Hanover County middle school students

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videoNew Hanover County middle schools will soon have a new safety precaution in place: mandatory student IDs. Full story...
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NC working to make school buses safer

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videoNorth Carolina is at the forefront in an effort to make school buses safer. US Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters wants higher seatbacks and seat belts in buses and she made case here in the state today. Her timing was ironic. Monday morning a news helicopter captured frightening images after a car crashed into a school bus in Granville County. Full story...
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UNCW reading program goes kite flying

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As students learned from reading best selling novel "The Kite Runner," kite flying is ancient sport in Afghanistan and an important part of Afghan culture. Full story...
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Proposed federal rule for school bus seat belts, safety

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is proposing new rules that would allow school districts to use federal highway safety funds to equip school buses with seat belts. Full story...
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Alleged gunman apprehended on school grounds

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videoA student and suspect charged with attempted murder in connection to a Wilmington shooting was apprehended at New Hanover High School after the incident. Full story...
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Wilmington Pride: UNCW

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videoWe continue our Wilmington edition of this week's Cape Fear Pride series with a look at the evolution of UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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High school senior awarded for athletic, academic achievements

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videoA high school senior in Whiteville is on her way to getting a Heisman trophy. No, she's not a football star. Full story...
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Some colleges temporarily drop application fees

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The cost of going to college gets more expensive every year. So to help make the process a little less painful some colleges across the state are waiving their application fees this week. Full story...
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New Hanover High students learn from veteran

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As Veterans Day approaches, New Hanover High students learned about day to day life in Afghanistan from someone with first-hand experience. Full story...
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High school play aims to end bullying

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A group of Hoggard High School theater students want to make schools safer by putting an end to bullying. Full story...
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Recent lock-down worries high school students

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videoAfter their school was locked-down three times in the past six weeks some New Hanover High School students say they're starting to worry about safety on campus. Full story...
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Some undergrads to benefit from tuition caps at UNC campuses

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Tuition caps taking effect next year will help a lot of undergraduates in the University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate All Saints Day

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videoHalloween is over. While it's usually considered a dark and scary holiday it actually precedes a day meant to celebrate those who brought hope and light to the world. Full story...
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State education officials release school report cards

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The state Department of Public Instruction is providing parents with a report card that grades schools and districts across the state. Full story...
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Local fifth-graders build Lego robots

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Did you ever have a teacher that actually made learning fun? That is exactly what some local teachers are trying to do at the Rachel Freeman School of Engineering. Full story...
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