Back-to-school FAQs

The first day of school is fast approaching. As students across New Hanover County anticipate heading back to class on Aug. 27, teachers are busy this week preparing for their arrival. Educators returned to work Tuesday. Parents, too, are likely getting ready for the big day. The following is a list of answers to frequently […]

School officials raise concerns over Common Core

Local education officials want answers from the state regarding the potential impacts of the new Common Core curriculum. During a work session Tuesday, the New Hanover County Board of Education resumed discussion of a resolution asking the state school board and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to further explain the tests and potential costs […]

CFCC’s fall semester brings higher enrollment in vocational programs

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) kicked off its fall semester Friday with a steady stream of students and an increased enrollment in job-training programs. While total numbers remain about the same as last year, CFCC is seeing an upward trend in vocational and technical fields, David Hardin, director of marketing and public relations for the college, […]

The Penguin celebrates 10 years on the air

At exactly midnight on Aug. 18, 2003, horns suddenly blared and the sound of Rufus Thomas’ soulful voice hit the Wilmington airwaves. In that instant, WUIN–The Penguin–was born. The lively tune that started it all, aptly enough, was “Do The Funky Penguin.” It has been a decade marked by an ever-growing list of diverse music–from […]

CFCC to open Union Station facility Friday

Cape Fear Community College’s newest and largest facility will open its doors to students later this week. Work has wrapped up on Union Station–a 250,000-square-foot academic and administrative building on the northern side of the downtown campus–in time for the start of the fall semester Friday. The five-story, $54.5 million building on the corner of […]

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