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Pender County Schools

Pender Co. family says son bullied, beaten at school

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video A Pender County man says his six-year-old stepson has been the target of constant bullying for months and the school and the school district are not doing anything to help. Full story...
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No one hurt after school bus rolls onto its side

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videoHighway Patrol says no one was hurt when a Pender County school bus rolled onto its side. It happened just after 7 a.m. on NC 210 near Old Plantation Road east of Rocky Point. Full story...
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School bus tires slashed at Topsail High

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videoSome students in Pender County got a late start to their school day after vandals apparently targeted school buses. A statement from Pender County Schools says at 5:15 a.m., bus drivers arrived to begin their routes and found flat tires on 15 buses parked at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools to discuss converting two schools to K-5

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video Pender County Schools wants input on whether to convert two schools that that currently have students in three grades each to both have kindergarten through fifth grades. Full story...
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Art show helps students

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video The Poplar Grove Plantation was attracting more than peanut lovers this weekend. The plantation opened its gates to the Hampstead Art Show, and people were nuts about it. Full story...
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NC's annual public school report cards released

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video The report card for North Carolina schools is out, and graduation rates are up. Statewide graduation rates are up to 80 percent. That's a one-percent increase from last year. Three counties in our viewing area have exceeded the state's average graduation rate. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools on one-hour delay Thursday

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Pender County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students and staff except emergency personnel Thursday. Full story...
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After year of controversy, Topsail principal Skipper quits, says time for change

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video Topsail High School's principal is leaving his job after a year of controversy. Marcus Skipper has resigned effective June 30. The principal, who had issues with the Pender County School Board earlier this school year, says he is planning to continue a career in education elsewhere. Full story...
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Parents and teachers agree new schedule would be "fresh start"

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video Students in Pender County may be heading back to class early next school year. High schools starting the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. Both parents and teachers say they like the idea. Full story...
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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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Pender deputies check rumor of disruption at Topsail High School

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies are at Topsail High School after the staff heard rumors of what a school district spokeswoman called "a disruption" during the school day. Full story...
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New Pender Co. Schools superintendent gets to work

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video When students in Pender County returned from Christmas break last week, their schools had a new leader. Superintendent Terri Cobb says she is excited about her new job and is ready for any challenges she will face. Full story...
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2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

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A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Full story...
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