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D.C. Virgo teacher charged with DWI, driving 103 mph

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A New Hanover County Schools teacher was arrested near Leland Saturday and charged with DWI. Trooper Sanders said William Bessmer was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and had been traveling at 103 mph in a 55-mph work zone. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: School bus driver resigns amid investigation

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video A New Hanover County Schools bus driver has resigned amid an investigation. David Penson submitted his resignation today. Full story...
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School bus driver suspended after incident caught on camera

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A New Hanover County School bus driver has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the district of some sort of incident. Full story...
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Teacher charged with threatening neighbor back at work

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videoA teacher charged with threatening her neighbor is back at work after a brief suspension. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says Wanda Leggett returned to work today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. teacher suspended after assault, threat arrest

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video A New Hanover County teacher has been suspended after a neighbor swore out a warrant accusing her of a racial threat. Full story...
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Report provides insight on if schools make the grade

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videoIt's that time of the year again. Summer is over, and kids are back in class. But how did their schools perform last year? The state released accountability and testing results for the last school year. Full story...
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New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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Video phone system latest security upgrade for New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoThis fall many parents of kids in kindergarten through middle school will see new intercom phones at the front entrances to their schools in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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videoTurns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Dr. Tim Markley Speaks Out About School Concerns

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videoOne month and three days after we requested an interview, New Hanover County School's Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley agreed to an interview. We started with concerns about Ashley High School and the teacher satisfaction survey that showed most of their teachers were unhappy. Full story...
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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

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Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better. This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school's administration. Full story...
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Controversy over child with illness

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video New Hanover County School system denies request for school reassignment for a child with illness. Full story...
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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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