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Pender County Schools

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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Dr. Terri Cobb named Pender County Schools Superintendent

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video A special meeting was held Tuesday night in Burgaw to name the new superintendent for Pender County Schools. Dr. Terri R. Cobb was voted in by the Pender County Board of Education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Topsail principal, superintendent explain suspension

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After weeks of controversy about the suspension of Topsail High School's principal, the school district announced today Marcus Skipper will return to work after Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Topsail High principal suspended

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Topsail High School's principal has been suspended, but no one is saying why. Pender County Schools spokeswoman Joyce Keith says Marcus Skipper was suspended Monday with pay. Keith said in an e-mail to WWAY, "There are no further comments." Full story...
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Topsail MS student wins award at national science fair

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a local science standout headed to the national science fair. He's back home with an award. Full story...
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School district investigating gun found in student's car

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An investigation is underway in Pender County after a gun was found in a student's car on school property Friday night. Full story...
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Pender School Board to interview 10 for superintendent slot

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The Pender County School Board is moving forward on its search for a new superintendent. The board says it received 28 applications to replace Allison Sholar, who is moving to Currituck County. Full story...
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Pender schools closed Monday; New Hanover, Brunswick open

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The impact of Hurricane Irene will be felt for at least one more day in Pender County as students get an extra day off from school. Pender County Schools will be closed Monday. Full story...
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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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