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Students take part in mock Congressional hearing

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Eighth graders at Leland middle school took part in a mock congressional hearing. The event is part of a lesson that taught the kids how to write a speech and effectively present views on an issue. Full story...
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Town hall meeting focuses on nuclear power issues

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videoThe topics of nuclear energy and radiation are still making waves around the world more than a month after Japan's earthquake and tsunami. Concerned citizens attended a nuclear town hall today to learn more about the threat of a similar situation close to home. Full story...
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Exceptional students enjoy dance party

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Children with special needs danced their hearts out at the 10th Annual UNCW Student Council for Exceptional Students Spring Dance today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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NC Senate wants new look at charter school revamp

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Disagreement among Republicans about how far to go to get bipartisan support means North Carolina lawmakers are taking a new look at legislation that would expand charter schools. Full story...
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Ford expands recall of F-150 pickup to nearly 1.2M

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Ford Motor Co. is expanding a recall of its F-150 pickup to include nearly 1.2 million trucks because of an air bag defect. Full story...
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Democrats pan GOP plan for schools, Smart Start

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House Democrats say the $1.2 billion in proposed education cuts next year rolled out by Republican counterparts this week are reckless and could lead to more than 20,000 job losses unless the GOP agrees to extend some of the temporary taxes set to expire. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Drug charges dropped against 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans

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videoOak Island celeb Jenelle Evans is off the hook for charges of possessing marijuana and breaking and entering. A judge dropped both charges today in exchange for her pleading guilty to having drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Superintendent calls proposed budget cuts 'Draconian'

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Markley: "We understand the current economic situation and we are prepared to deal with severe budget cuts. However, the Draconian level of cuts proposed by the House will do irreparable harm to the students in North Carolina's public education programs and New Hanover County Schools will not be able to meet the goals we have established for our school system." Full story...
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Meadowlark Lemon Basketball Scholarship awarded to Cape Fear Community College

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The scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student athlete on the men’s basketball team each year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be considered for the scholarship. Full story...
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