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Area charter schools compete in academic NASCAR event

Area charter schools compete in academic NASCAR event

Think of it as a kind of academic NASCAR challenge. Students from three local charter schools recently converged for the annual FASTAR (Fluent Academic Skills Tournament in Arithmetic and Reading)…

The new face of aging: UNCW professor turns life expectancy research into business

The new face of aging: UNCW professor turns life expectancy research into business

The lines in your forehead say a little something about you–how you’ve lived, for one, and how long you’ve likely got left. Your face, in fact, is a bit of…

UNCW names new dean of education

UNCW names new dean of education

UNC-Wilmington officials have announced their pick to lead the university’s Watson College of Education. Following a closed session meeting last week, the UNCW Board of Trustees named Dr. Van O.…

Sustainability in plain sight: UNCW adds aquaponic tank to dining hall

Sustainability in plain sight: UNCW adds aquaponic tank to dining hall

Sustainability will soon be on the menu at UNC-Wilmington’s dining hall. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, professor and chair of the university’s sociology department, and Matt Rogers…

New Hanover’s Markley named regional superintendent of the year

New Hanover’s Markley named regional superintendent of the year

The New Hanover County school district’s top education leader has been named as one of the best in the state. Dr. Tim Markley was recently named the 2015-16 Southeast Regional…

Brunswick school bus driver, monitor on leave after first-grader left on bus

Brunswick County Schools officials have launched an investigation to determine how a sleeping first-grader was left on a school bus this week. Bus driver Evelyn Miller and her monitor, Roswitha…

CFCC holds graduation ceremony (with photo slideshow)

CFCC holds graduation ceremony (with photo slideshow)

A sea of mortar boards–some brilliantly adorned–and blue gowns filled Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center Wednesday, as nearly 1,000 students received their diplomas. This year’s commencement exercises saw 950…

UNC med school considering branch campus at NHRMC

UNC med school considering branch campus at NHRMC

New Hanover Regional Medical Center could soon be home to a two-year program for University of North Carolina School of Medicine students. Continuing its branch campus additions across the state,…

Divided Brunswick school board approves county funding agreement

Divided Brunswick school board approves county funding agreement

The Brunswick County Board of Education has approved its local funding agreement for the coming fiscal year—even if reluctantly so. Following a heated discussion on the matter, a divided board…

Area charter schools raise record-breaking funds for American Heart Association

Area charter schools raise record-breaking funds for American Heart Association

Four local charter schools have raised the bar–and hit a record high–in fundraising for the American Heart Association. During a recent ceremony, more than 500 students from Charter Day School…

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