‘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 […]


This is what seven school buses full of donated school supplies looks like (Photos)

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

Seven school buses. That’s how many vehicles carrying school supplies pulled onto the grass field behind the Mosley Performance Learning Center on Sunday evening, where about 20 volunteers from Communities in Schools (CIS) Cape Fear were waiting to unload them. The buses came from several different locations around the area, including the Walmart in Porters […]


New Hanover, Pender counties invite you to ‘Stuff the Bus’ with school supplies

A bus parked at Harris Teeter in Mayfair Town Center will be filled with donated school supplies. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The annual “Stuff the Bus” event is underway to help provide school supplies to students in need in New Hanover and Pender counties. Sponsored by Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, the event is held every year on the first weekend in August, when the state lifts taxes on school supplies for back-to-school shopping. As […]


Brunswick County schools to host information sessions on $152 million bond

The reconstruction of Brunswick Countys oldest school, Lincoln Elementary in Leland, is among the key projects included in a  $152 million bond referendum. The district will host three events this month for those wanting to learn more about each of the projects in the plan.  Courtesy photo.

Brunswick County education leaders are gearing up to get the word out about the bond referendum being put forth to voters this November. A newly formed committee — comprised of district staff and volunteers — has been tasked with tackling a publicity campaign ahead of the general election. The committee plans to host informational events […]


Bait club’s scholarship for Cape Fear Community College students will ‘one day keep us fishing’

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 – A local fishing club has donated $2,500 to Cape Fear Community College’s Marine Technology Program. The college received the donation from Got-Em-On-Live Bait Club, which will be added to the club’s endowed scholarship for students studying in the marine technology program, according to CFCC Spokeswoman Sonya Johnson. The club has supported the marine technology […]


UNC-Wilmington names Laura Lunsford as new head of Swain business center

Laura Lunsford. Photo courtesy UNCW.

WILMINGTON — UNC-Wilmington’s economic workforce development initiative has a new leader. Author, speaker and mentor Laura Gail Lunsford was named director of the H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services following a national search, campus officials announced earlier this week. She will take the helm as the center’s first director on […]


UNCW sees record-breaking rise in donations

UNCW men's basketball and a host of other athletic teams are among the beneficiaries of the campus' largest pool of private donations. File photo.

UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are soaring high after a stellar year of contributions to the local college. Campus officials recently announced a record-breaking $14.9 million in donations during the 2015-16 fiscal cycle. The total figure came from nearly 16,000 individual gifts – about half of which were $50 or less – that will benefit students, faculty, programs […]


Brunswick County superintendent gets contract extension after ‘above average’ evaluation

The Brunswick County Board of Education has voted to extend Superintendent Les Tubb's contract until June 30, 2020 after a favorable first evaluation Tuesday. Courtesy photo.

The Brunswick County school district’s top leader has earned high marks for his first year of work. Tuesday, the board of education rewarded Superintendent Les Tubb for a job well done with a two-year contract extension. Tubb’s existing contract expired June 30, 2018 but following the board’s decision will now run through the end of […]


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