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New North Brunswick High School principal named

Bob Grimes began his career as a teacher at North Brunswick High School. This week he was named its new principal.

Brunswick County teachers to face random drug testing

All 1,600 employees of the Brunswick County school system will soon face random drug testing. New faculty and staff will be tested prior to being hired.

Brunswick County School Board wants to raise dropout age

How old should a teenager be before he is allowed to drop out of school? Tuesday night the school board voted unanimously to support new legislation that would raise the dropout age. A bill in the general assembly would increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Officials in Brunswick County hope it will keep kids in school.

N.C. charter school limit should remain at 100 for now

A nonpartisan group says North Carolina's 100-school cap on charter schools should remain in place, at least until student performance improves and the schools are more racially integrated.

Local magnet school misses out on grant, wins another

A New Hanover County school just lost out on potentially winning a $2 million grant and is now looking for additional funding to help improve its programs.

Cape Fear Community College narrowing down presidential candidates

This week, the campus community and local residents had the opportunity to meet four of the top educators in the country. All are vying for the title of Cape Fear Community College President.

Local students donate to “Reach Out and Read” program

Local fifth graders are coming together to help the community. Students from the Friends School of Wilmington donated 500 books to the "Reach Out and Read" program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Elementary students send letters to soldier in Iraq

Some Brunswick County students sent letters overseas to a soldier fighting in Iraq. Now, he's back home and meeting his young pen pals face to face for the first time.

Past conviction could derail newly elected UNC board member

A criminal conviction could derail the election of a former school superintendent to a seat on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

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