Hoggard student picked as Presidential Scholar nominee

Jackson Hardee. Photo courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

A Hoggard High School senior is in the running for some national recognition. Jackson Hardee was recently selected to represent New Hanover County Schools as the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar nominee. A member of Hoggard’s Adobe Academy, a career and technical education program centered on graphic design, Hardee has a strong interest in both visual […]

UNCW students launch new political talk show

Shane Fernando, director of CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center, was among the first guests on UNCW's new political television show. Courtesy photo.

Some local students are hitting the small screen to talk politics. UNC-Wilmington recently launched “WingSpan,” a weekly talk show airing on The Learning Network (TLN) and online. The joint project of the 23 students enrolled in the university’s upper-level “Media and Politics” class will welcome leaders on and off-campus, including city, county and state officials, […]

UNCW again ranks among best colleges; earns new accolade for focus on veterans

UNC-Wilmington has maintained its spot on an annual list of best colleges and has achieved a new accolade for its commitment to veterans. The local university is once again at number 16 in the U.S. World News and Report’s “Best Regional Universities” rankings. It also kept its place among the top 10 public universities in […]

CFCC students, faculty remember 9/11

CFCC emergency safety training students lower the flag to half mast Friday morning during a 9/11 ceremony at the college's north campus. Photos by Hilary Snow.

Reflecting on the significance of the day, Dr. Amanda Lee woke up Friday morning and realized her teenage daughter only knew about the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, through her history book. For those who were alive when it happened, the Cape Fear Community College president told a crowd Friday morning, sharing their own […]

New Hanover board of ed picks old name for new northern school

New Hanover County education officials have give a name to the district’s new northern area school. After months of soliciting feedback from residents, the board decided this week to move forward with its original pick: Porters Neck Elementary School. Late last year, the district began soliciting feedback on the name of the planned site, to […]

CFCC honors employees with annual awards

Rebecca Miller, Mark VanCura and Bethaney Ferguson were recently honored for their outstanding service to Cape Fear Community College. Photo courtesy CFCC.

Three Cape Fear Community College instructors are at the head of the class. College President Amanda Lee recently honored Bethaney Ferguson, Rebecca Miller and Mark VanCura with awards to recognize teaching excellence and outstanding performance. Ferguson, a sociology instructor, received the Marilyn Goodman Anderson Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is given annually […]

Brunswick school officials settle Charter Day School lawsuit

Parents walk their child to his first day of kindergarten at Charter Day School last month. Charter Day reached a settlement agreement this week with Brunswick County Schools over unpaid reimbursements it claims it was owed. Courtesy photo.

After a years-long legal battle, the Brunswick County Board of Education and Charter Day School, Inc. have reached a settlement agreement over disputed reimbursements to the Leland-area school. The parties agreed this week to a $605,379 settlement, to be paid to Charter Day School by Sept. 20, according to district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki. The charter […]

Area schools show strides, setbacks on state test scores

The report cards are in for area school districts, and grades run the gamut from superior to failing. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released its 2014-15 READY Accountability data this week. It’s the second year under the new model, which includes an A through F system of ranking individual schools’ performance. Graduation rates in […]

Laney, Hoggard to get new gyms, upgrades as part of bond referendum

The New Hanover County school district is in the pre-design phase of planned improvements at Hoggard High School, including a new gym and larger cafeteria. Images courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

Newer, larger gymnasiums are in the works for Laney and Hoggard high schools. The 1,600-seat gyms are among a host of improvements and additions slated for the New Hanover County schools as included in the $160 million bond referendum approved by voters in the November general election. The bond funds 14 projects identified as high […]

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