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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

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As the start to school approaches, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom? Lincoln Elementary teacher Shane Terzaken says even teachers get butterflies before the big day while they wait for their students to file in.video Full story...
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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law

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Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them. Full story...
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Raleigh couple gives NC State $3 million

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A Raleigh couple is giving North Carolina State University $3 million to start a program to help rural students get into the school. Full story...
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Brunswick County make-up days finalized

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School administrators in Brunswick County finalized the make-up calendar Thursday night. Full story...
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Stranger tries to pick up kids at Surf City bus stop

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According to the Surf City police on Wednesday a white female pulled up to a bus stop at Cornel and Bunchberry (Dogwood Lakes subdivision) and asked a five and six year old if they wanted a ride to school. Full story...
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NC school board considering abstinence grants for Bladen, Duplin Co.

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North Carolina's school board is expected to distribute about $800,000 to 19 rural public school districts to help teach children to abstain from sex. Full story...
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TODAY: CFCC students head back to class, new Union Station opens

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videoOver 9,000 have registered for classes at Cape Fear Community College for fall classes that begin today, and if enrollment is any indication, the local demand for job training and affordable higher education remains strong. Full story...
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McCrory to speak to NC Board of Community Colleges

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video Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak to the NC Board of Community Colleges. According to a release, McCrory will speak to the board, then watch as three of his appointees are sworn in as new board members. Full story...
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CFCC students landscape Wilmington's newest Christian Recovery House

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One group of Cape Fear Community College students put their green thumbs to the test for a good cause. Students in Cape Fear's landscaping and gardening program spent the morning trimming bushes, pulling weeds, and mowing the grass at Wilmington's newest "Christian Recovery House" at Oleander Drive. Full story...
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Island Montessori Charter School holds student lottery

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videoIsland Montessori Charter School is opening up a new school in Carolina Beach in the fall. Full story...
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NC House panel to review school safety bill

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A bipartisan public school safety bill hailed by its sponsors as among the most comprehensive in the nation is getting its first review by North Carolina House members. Full story...
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New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

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Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change. Full story...
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Teachers get lesson in gun training

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In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, teachers in the Triangle have responded by spending their Sunday in the classroom, in a free firearms training course. Full story...
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Fundraising extends NC Governor's School for 2012

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A program for gifted students in North Carolina will go on next summer after receiving gifts from alumni and other donors. Full story...
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