Education
Report says crime, dropouts down at NC schools
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:11pm.

A new report says crime, suspensions and dropouts were all down in North Carolina schools during the year that ended last summer.

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Complaint filed against New Hanover Co. Schools over seclusion rooms
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 5:41pm.

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.

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UNCW reaches $65M goal year early
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 4:10pm.

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.

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UNC chief recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:06pm.

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.

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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 3:58pm.

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.

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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 7:37am.

A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin's largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice.

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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:54pm.

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.

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High-speed Internet finally available in Columbus County
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:04pm.

video More than a year ago ATMC received $16 million in federal funds to bring high-speed internet to southern Columbus County. Now the program is 80 percent complete.

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Wilmington kids celebrate Chinese New Year
Submitted by IE on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 3:58pm.

It may be late January, but it's New Year's Day in China. Here in Wilmington, children explored Chinese culture and celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon at the Children's Museum.

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Brunswick Co. student suspended after BBs put in soup
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 2:22pm.

A Brunswick County student has been suspended and could face criminal charges after allegedly messing with cafeteria food.

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