Wrightsville Beach Elementary named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Wrightsville Beach Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, marking it as one of the best schools in the country. The school was officially notified today at 1 p.m., according to principal Jackson Norvell. “It’s great to have that sort […]

Flooding forces Pender County Schools to delay Friday start

PENDER COUNTY — Due to flooding across the county from Thursday’s rain, Pender County Schools will have delayed starts on Friday morning. According to an email from spokeswoman Miranda Roberts, Pender County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Sept. 23. Parts of Pender County received six to nine inches of rain, according to […]

New Hanover County Schools invites parents to coffee with Superintendent Tim Markley

Dr. Tim Markley. Photo courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

New Hanover County Schools is inviting parents to have coffee with the system’s superintendent, Tim Markley, at two different locations in Wilmington next week. The first coffee session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Shop, 4949 New Center Drive. The second will be held on […]

Sheriff’s deputies investigate threats to Hoggard, Ashley high schools

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating to threats made to two local high schools, one at Ashley High School on Sunday and another at Hoggard High School this morning. Faculty and students were evacuated at Hoggard High School for a bomb threat at about 8 a.m. Monday,  according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s […]

Emergency siren test to be conducted at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Monday

The University of North Carolina - Wilmington (UNCW). Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – The University of North Carolina-Wilmington will conduct an emergency siren test on Monday. The full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System will begin at 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, according to a notice from the university. There will also be a test of additional emergency communication tools in conjunction with the siren, […]

Malpass Corner Elementary School Saturday classes rescheduled

BURGAW – Make up classes that were scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 10, at Malpass Corner Elementary School in Burgaw have been been rescheduled to next weekend. According to Miranda Roberts, communications coordinator for Pender County Schools, the school will now hold classes on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. The school […]

Malpass Corner Elementary to hold makeup classes on Saturday

PENDER COUNTY – Students of Malpass Corner Elementary School in Pender County will have to attend school on Saturday, Sept. 10, to make up for a missed day of instruction this week. According to Pender County Schools Communications Coordinator Miranda Roberts, classes will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. on Saturday. Students were […]

Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, first all-girls charter school in North Carolina, opens

GLOW Principal Laura Hunter welcomes students off the bus on the first day of the school's existence. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WILMINGTON – It was a morning full of hugs, high fives and words of empowerment as the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) opened its doors to students for the very first time. The school, which welcomed 100 sixth-grade girls to its inaugural class, is the first all-girls public charter school in the state […]

‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign garners $70,000 worth of school supplies

Thousands of school supplies were donated during last weekend's "Stuff the Bus" event. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Thanks to the donations of people all around the Wilmington area, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear has collected just under $70,000 worth of school supplies to date to distribute to students this upcoming school year. According to Louise Hicks, the executive director of CIS Cape Fear, the total surpasses last year’s $60,000. Following the […]

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