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    Governor's task force to to take on gangs in schools

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    A special task force will meet Wednesday in Raleigh and discuss how to make our schools safer. More>>

    Cary's Mills Park schools to remain traditional Video included

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    The Wake County Board of Education decided Tuesday to keep Mills Park Elementary and Middle School on a traditional calendar. More>>

    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>>

    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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    • 17-Year-Old Driver Hits, Kills Pedestrian Crossing Wade Hampton Blvd.

      17-Year-Old Driver Hits, Kills Pedestrian Crossing Wade Hampton Blvd.

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:53:37 GMT
       The Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was hit and killed while trying to cross Wade Hampton Boulevard Tuesday night.It happened at 9:14 near Rushmore Drive in Greenville County. Troopers say a 17-year-old driver was traveling north when the person was attempting to cross and walked in front of the SUV.Investigators tell 7 on Your Side the victim died at the scene.SCHP says no charges will be filed in the case.
       The Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was hit and killed while trying to cross Wade Hampton Boulevard Tuesday night.It happened at 9:14 near Rushmore Drive in Greenville County. Troopers say a 17-year-old driver was traveling north when the person was attempting to cross and walked in front of the SUV.Investigators tell 7 on Your Side the victim died at the scene.SCHP says no charges will be filed in the case.
    • Job Fairs On September 17

      Job Fairs On September 17

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:50:29 GMT
      There is one job fair in The Upstate on Wednesday, September 17.There is one job fair in The Upstate on Wednesday, September 17.
      There is one job fair in The Upstate on Wednesday, September 17.
      There is one job fair in The Upstate on Wednesday, September 17.
    • Two Arrested For Robberies Of Two Different Waffle Houses

      Two Arrested For Robberies Of Two Different Waffle Houses

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:18:55 GMT
      Demorris Jefferies (left) and Christopher Price (right)Demorris Jefferies (left) and Christopher Price (right)
      The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests for two different Waffle House robberies Tuesday.
      The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests for two different Waffle House robberies Tuesday.
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