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'Best value' colleges: Some have high price tags

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The latest list of America's "best value" colleges includes several with the highest sticker prices in the nation, according to a new ranking released Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools announces 2012 Science Fair winners

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The New Hanover County Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 on the campus of Murray Middle School. Nearly two hundred students in grades 3-12 participated. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. drop-out rate drops

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video More New Hanover County students are staying in school instead of dropping out. The school district says the 23.4 percent decrease in the overall dropout rate is a big step in the right direction. Full story...
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Report says crime, dropouts down at NC schools

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A new report says crime, suspensions and dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the year that ended last summer. Full story...
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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms

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video The New Hanover County School District is once again taking heat for the use of "seclusion rooms." A family has filed a formal complaint with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Full story...
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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early

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The school today said it's reach its goal of $65 million in "The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness." The main purpose of the fundraising effort was to increase the number of and funding for student scholarships. Full story...
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UNC chief recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system is recommending tuition and fee increases that would average about $470, or 8.8 percent, for the next school year. Full story...
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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone

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video A piece of the past is slowly taking shape in downtown Wilmington. Today, Cape Fear Community College held a topping out ceremony for the new Union Station building. But the building wasn't the only center of attention. Full story...
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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year

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A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin's largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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