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    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>>

    'Active shooter' drill to take place at Ligon Middle in Raleigh Video included

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    The Wake County Sheriff's Office will hold an “active shooter” training exercise at Ligon GT Magnet School Friday morning. More>>

    Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school Video included

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    Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury. More>>

    Private school vouchers unconstitutional, NC judge rules Video included

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    More than $720,000 is in limbo after a judge ruled that using taxpayer money to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional.
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    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>>

    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>>

    Helping Hand Mission hands out school supplies

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    Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh handed out school supplies to children of families who have fallen on hard times. More>>

    Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids Video included

    The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children. The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.
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    The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. More>>

    Wake Co. sees jump in teacher turnover Video included

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    Wake County is seeing significant turnover in teachers – and still looking to hire teachers as the traditional school year approaches. More>>

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

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    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies. More>>

    Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

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    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens. 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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    Durham group raising supplies for schools

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    A Durham group is looking to raise supplies for the neediest classrooms in Durham and urging the public to help. More>>

    NC reminds families that school children require vaccinations

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    All North Carolina school-age children must be vaccinated, even those who are home-schooled, DHHS is reminding families. More>>

    NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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    A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.
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    Wake Co. Schools streamline bus routes for 2014-15 year Video included

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    School buses for the Wake County Public School System will make far fewer stops this coming school year. More>>

    New Johnston Co. Schools software allows for feedback

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    Johnston County Schools has launched new software called “EdChat” that is designed to be a simple way to give parents, teachers, staff, students and community members an outlet for ideas, concerns and praise. More>>

    Cumberland 'Stuff the Bus' helps students in need

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    Cumberland County Schools are hosting a “Stuff the Bus” drive throughout the day Friday as the opening day of traditional schools approaches on Aug. 25.The event is being held at the Walgreens at 3300 Ramsey Street today until 8 p.m.The “Stuff the Bus” event also will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter at 3550 Skibo Road.The goal is to provide book bags and backpacks for area students in need. School officials said the most-needed items are colorful boo... More>>

    NC teachers union protests 'wolf in sheep's clothing' budget Video included

    NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell has been critical of raises for teachers included in the revised state budget. NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell has been critical of raises for teachers included in the revised state budget.
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    Aim Higher Now and NCAE claim the state budget "cuts $250 million in education funding to pay for misleading pay raises for teachers." More>>

    Wake schools proposes calendar changes to 5 schools

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    Wake County Schools may change the calendar of five schools to help make more efficient use of classroom space. More>>

    Many Buncombe County students share textbooks

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    Many Buncombe County students will be sharing textbooks this year. More>>

    NC ranked 37th on list of best and worst school systems

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    According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub, North Carolina's school systems ranks as the 37th best in the nation.

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    Some NC school districts struggling to recruit teachers Video included

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    With just weeks before school starts back up, some classrooms around the Triangle still don't have teachers. More>>

    Complex NC public school budgeting clouds outcomes

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    Why are school districts lamenting cuts and threatening layoffs when the new North Carolina state budget increased overall public school spending by $237 million?
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    Campus police stress safety rules as college students return Video included

    Saturday morning, parents were curbside at Shaw, ready to send their children off to start a new chapter. Saturday morning, parents were curbside at Shaw, ready to send their children off to start a new chapter.
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    College students in the Triangle are heading to campus, some for the first time. More>>

    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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    • Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida

      Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:53:21 GMT
      Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said.
      Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said.
    • NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

      NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:36:56 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Army investigating disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier

      Army investigating disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:12:52 GMT
      The Army has opened an investigation into the disappearance of a Fort Bragg solider who has been missing since July 1.
      The Army has opened an investigation into the disappearance of a Fort Bragg solider who has been missing since July 1.
    • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:42 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Missing 3-year-old Fayetteville girl found safe at neighbor's house

      Missing 3-year-old Fayetteville girl found safe at neighbor's house

      Friday, August 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:41:12 GMT
      A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said.
      A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said.
    • NC State charges Durham man with breaking into dorms

      NC State charges Durham man with breaking into dorms

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:51:55 GMT
      A Durham man faces multiple charges for breaking into parts of the N.C. State campus, burglaries that sparked a campus-wide crime alert.
      A Durham man faces multiple charges for breaking into parts of the N.C. State campus, burglaries that sparked a campus-wide crime alert.
    • Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

      Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

      Thursday, August 21 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:05:26 GMT
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
    • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:13 GMT
      People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
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