Cape Fear Community College plays role in one of the fastest growing job markets

Cape Fear Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program

WILMINGTON – Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s encouraging news for students in Cape Fear Community College’s (CFCC) Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Students at CFCC recently received a 100 percent passage […]

Is the education system failing or flourishing? Issues up for debate at UNCW

Winter Park Elementary is one of 11 New Hanover County schools that will open library doors to students this summer. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON – As the debate continues from Washington D.C. to Main Street U.S.A. on whether the American education system is failing or flourishing, several issues will be up for discussion this week on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. The Watson College of Education will host a live “NC SPIN” debate featuring four speakers with diverse views about […]

UNCW Professor helps film students, others, find their way in Wilmington’s new economy [Video]

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WILMINGTON – Over one-third of Professor Suzanne Altobello’s business class students are film majors. That tells you something about Wilmington, but also something about what attracts students to Altobello’s class. “Some of these students went into the film program when it was still a vibrant industry here,” said Altobello. “I think some of them have […]

Meet Smart Start of New Hanover County, preparing our children for success in schools

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WILMINGTON — There are only about 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten, and experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, health, and success. Smart Start of New Hanover County’s mission is to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth […]

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Myrtle Grove Middle School Wins UNCW’s 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl


WILMINGTON — In UNCW’s 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl, recently held in the Lumina Theater at the Fisher Student Center, Myrtle Grove defeated Williston 110 points to 90 points in a championship match. The event was sponsored by the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center, UNCW Black Student Union, UNCW National Pan-Hellenic Council, and […]

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Take a tour of Cape Fear Community College’s $33 million ‘technology job’ center

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CASTLE HAYNE – Cape Fear Community College’s new North Campus development, aimed at preparing students for jobs in emerging technology fields, is nearly complete. The CFCC Advanced and Emerging Technologies Center features 127,000 square feet of laboratory and lecture space. The $33 million project began broke ground in October 2015 and will be completed on […]

New Hanover County students win Scholastic Art Writing Awards

WILMINGTON — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southeast Region. Gold Key winners will automatically advance to national judging, where medalists will be announced on March 14, 2017. The New Hanover County School System congratulates the following county students:   […]

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West Brunswick High student in custody after bringing gun to school

A morning shelter in place at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to, and investigated, two unrelated incidents on the campus.

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WILMINGTON — A morning shelter at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to two unrelated incidents on campus. This morning, 16-year-old Kavon Kenith Gause, a West Brunswick High School student, was arrested and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Facility after an unloaded firearm was found in his book bag, according […]

Cape Fear Museum awarded International Paper grant for ‘Trees and Me’


WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will be used to create a “Trees and Me” community event and to purchase a new full-dome digital film. “Trees and Me,” a free event to be held in April, will offer hands-on […]

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Giada De Laurentiis visits GLOW charter school, discusses need to ‘step up’ after Women’s March

"We get into our worlds and we lose track of the bigger picture. So I think last weekend reminded us that we need to step up."

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WILMINGTON – Giada De Laurentiis visited the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington on Thursday, Jan. 26, as part of a two-day event to raise funds for the school. The Food Network star spoke with students and, later, talked about how the Women’s March, held in cities all over the country this past weekend, “shook people.” […]

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