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    NC Central to honor young alumni achievers

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    N.C. Central University is recognizing its young alumni for outstanding achievement and leadership. More>>

    Mills Park parents irate about change to Cary schools Video included

    Mills Park Elementary students hold signs opposing calendar changes at the school. Mills Park Elementary students hold signs opposing calendar changes at the school.
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    Parents and teachers want to keep their Mills Park school on a traditional calendar. More>>

    The Clueless Chick: Back to school tips

    Back to school ideas and tips from Jennifer Durbin. Back to school ideas and tips from Jennifer Durbin.
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    This is the first week of school for traditional calendar students. That means it's time to readjust your schedule to accommodate extra time to pack lunches every day.
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    New college ranking has Duke No. 3

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    Duke University is one of the best colleges in the country, according to a new ranking by the website College Factual. More>>

    13 NC kids killed since 1999 by drivers passing school buses Video included

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    NC drivers pass stopped school buses every day, violating state laws requiring drivers to yield when a bus's stop arm is extended.
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    Wake Forest campus launches well-being initiative

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    Wake Forest University is joining a few other campuses nationally in starting a new initiative dedicated to the well-being of students, faculty and staff that goes beyond academic performance. More>>

    3 Harnett Co. schools closed Sept. 5

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    Three Harnett County schools will be closed Friday due to water pressure issues. More>>

    Wake Schools happy with test results Video included

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    New state-wide test scores released Thursday show that two-thirds of Wake County students are doing better in school now than they were two years ago when Common Core was introduced.
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    UNC board elects new chancellor for ECSU

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    Stacey Franklin Jones, a management and partnerships consultant with a background in higher education leadership, was elected Thursday as the new chancellor at Elizabeth City State University. More>>

    Calendar changes considered at 5 Wake County schools Video included

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    To ease overcrowding, Wake County Schools may calendar changes at four elementary schools and one middle school for the 2015-2016 school year. More>>

    NC State receives $2 million for agriculture leadership program

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    The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University will receive a $2 million gift from the daughter of a former Sampson County teacher. More>>

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools composting reduces trash by 90 percent Video included

    A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch. A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch.
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    The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district has turned to composting to cut the amount of trash it sends to the landfill by 90 percent. More>>

    How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

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    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai... More>>

    Dr. Campbell: Backpack safety Video included

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    As Students in our area go back to school, most will purchase a new backpack in order to carry essentials to and from school. It’s important to talk about keeping kids safe ---backpacks can result in back injury, but there are strategies to help you and your student pick the right type of backpack and use it properly, avoiding serious injury. More>>

    Cars whiz by school buses as WNCN cameras roll Video included

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    WNCN's cameras caught drivers zooming past stopped school buses - a clear violation of North Carolina law. More>>

    NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

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    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun... More>>

    POLL: What is the best K-12 drama?

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    To mark the start of the school year, WNCN compiled a short list of some of the best K-12 dramas. More>>

    POLL: What is your favorite K-12 comedy?

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    The awkwardness of growing up, the perils of "fitting in" and the complicated first relationships combine for the perfect comedic recipe.
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    Carrboro school fighting to keep charter Video included

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    By the time school starts for the 2014-15 academic year, North Carolina will have more than 150 operating charter schools. That number has grown more than 50 percent over the last two years. More>>

    NC schools lack enough counselors per students

    Phil Sanchez discovers there are not enough counselors for students in North Carolina schools. More>>

    Smarter Living: the benefits of extracurricular activities for your child Video included

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    Whether your child is preparing to meet high school requirements for college or is just interested in getting involved in an activity they enjoy, this week's installment of "Smarter Living" will look at the benefits of extracurricular activities. More>>

    Phil prepares meals for hundreds of Wake Co. children

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    Wake County school cafeteria staff works year-round to provide meals for year-round students and kids in summer camp. To help workers, Phil Sanchez heads to the kitchen of Smith Magnet Elementary School. More>>

    Key to saving for college is to budget for it early Video included

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    Most children who plan to attend college won't get a full-ride from scholarships and grants. But there are smart ways you can save and prepare for college costs. More>>

    White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC Video included

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    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
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    • Letter found with body of App State student, police say

      Letter found with body of App State student, police say

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:16:12 GMT
      The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.
      The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.
      The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.
    • 'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

      'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

      Friday, September 12 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:38:35 GMT
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      A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
      A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
    • Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Monday, September 15 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:43:43 GMT
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
    • SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

      SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

      Friday, September 12 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:21:28 GMT
      Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton Flags were displayed in pick-up truck beds... This flag is on the back of the pick up and is from a July 4th event unrelated to Woodruff High...Photo from Wayne Kinton on Twitter ?@WayneKinton
      Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags prop
      Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags prop
    • Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list

      Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:09:47 GMT
      Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)
      A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart.
      A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart.
    • Duke study: Water contamination tied to wells, not fracking

      Duke study: Water contamination tied to wells, not fracking

      Monday, September 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:02:46 GMT
      A new study by scientist from multiple schools, including Duke University, says problems with the wells and not hydraulic fracturing itself, was the primary cause of drinking water contamination issues in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas.
      A new study by scientist from multiple schools, including Duke University, says problems with the wells and not hydraulic fracturing itself, was the primary cause of drinking water contamination issues in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas.
    • 1 shot along Fayetteville St. near NCCU

      1 shot along Fayetteville St. near NCCU

      Monday, September 15 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:34:55 GMT
      Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham.Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham.
      Police are investigating a shooting Monday on Fayetteville Street near North Carolina Central University.
      Police are investigating a shooting Monday on Fayetteville Street near North Carolina Central University.
    • Jewish student told to 'burn in an oven' on UNC Charlotte campus

      Jewish student told to 'burn in an oven' on UNC Charlotte campus

      Friday, September 12 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:48:35 GMT
       Neili Eggert is a 30-year-old junior at the school and says she's been the target of multiple religiously-motivated attacks while on campus.
       Neili Eggert is a 30-year-old junior at the school and says she's been the target of multiple religiously-motivated attacks while on campus.
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