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Education

Pender school board seeks input on shifting high school calendar

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video It could be a short summer for high school students in Pender County. Starting classes the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. The reason: the school district wants to implement the Career and College Promise program. Full story...
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Hoke Co. school district offers defense in lunch flap

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The Hoke County school system is defending the way it handled a controversy over students' lunches that drew national attention. Full story...
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Perdue wants more education funds from lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina's school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors. Full story...
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Principal spends day on school roof in pajamas to pay off bet

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Students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Wilmington have always looked up to their principal. To see her today, they literally had to look up... to the roof. Full story...
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1st-generation American wins NC spelling bee

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A seventh-grader who is a first-generation American has won the Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee and will head to the national finals. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Leland Middle School students get first-hand lesson in government

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Leland Middle says it is the only school in the state that holds a mock Congressional hearing. The students showed off their knowledge and understanding of historical, political and constitutional issues in the form of testimony today. Full story...
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