‘Distinguished’ Charter Day School science teacher knows how to serve his students

David Johnson leads his class at Charter Day School in Leland in October, 2016.

LELAND — David Johnson, who won the North Carolina Science Teachers Association “Distinguished Service Award” at the annual ceremony last week in Goldsboro, always wanted to teach in a way that truly engaged students. The NCSTA Award recognized The Charter Day School teacher’s ability to put that desire into practice. Johnson’s seventh-grade science class is academically […]

Charter Day School science teacher receives prestigious award

LELAND — The North Carolina Science Teachers Association has selected a local middle school teacher for a prestigious award. David Johnson, a science teacher at Charter Day School, received the association’s “2016 Distinguished Service Award” for middle school, according to Roger Bacon Academy Spokesman Sawyer Batten. Johnson received the award Thursday night at a banquet […]

Brunswick County announces which days students will attend school to make up for Hurricane Matthew’s four day closure

The Brunswick County School District has announced make-up days following Hurricane Matthew.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The school children of Brunswick County now know when they will make up the four days they lost to Hurricane Matthew. The county’s Board of Education approved an updated school calendar on Tuesday and changes start as early as this month. Overall, students need to make up four school days. Teachers need […]

Follow along as unmanned Cape Fear Community College vessel tracks Hurricane Matthew’s effects off the Outer Banks

The R/V Cape Hatteras has been apart of CFCC's Marine Technology program since 2013. The program just received a donation from a local fishing club for scholarships in the program. Photo courtesy of CFCC.

WILMINGTON — Students in Cape Fear Community College’s Marine Technology program have a rare opportunity this week: Studying the affects of a hurricane while it happens. A five-foot unmanned sailboat drifter was recently deployed from the Cape Hatteras, the college’s main research vessel, off the Outer Banks by students taking their first senior training cruise. Data […]

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 […]

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