‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ set to come to life at Cape Fear Community College


WILMINGTON — “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charles Shulz’s animated holiday classic, will be performed live at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center. CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department will adapt the cartoon special using live actors, while live jazz musicians performing Vince Guaraldi’s original score. “We’re doing the 1965 cartoon, which we all absolutely love, but […]

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is coming Wilmington

Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis will be in Wilmington in January as part of a fundraiser for the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington.

WILMINGTON — Save your appetite. You could just be eating dinner served by celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis. De Laurentiis will visit Wilmington in late January as part of a fundraising campaign for the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. According to a press release from the school, there are three events planned. De Laurentiis will personally […]

Brunswick County voters approve $152 million school bond


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC — Voters approved the divisive $152 million school bond that has divided the county’s Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. After months of division, the Board of Education finally came together on the bond at the beginning of the year and in May of this year unveiled a line-item budget for […]

Meet the students from E.A. Laney’s Students Against Violence Everywhere chapter, Allstate Foundation grant recipients


WILMINGTON — The E.A. Laney High School chapter of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) won an Allstate Foundation grant last week and met on Monday, Oct. 31, to celebrate and plan for the coming year. The biweekly meeting allowed students to review their recent volunteer efforts in the community. Several members had attended the  YMCA’s […]

Emsley A. Laney High School student group SAVE receives Allstate Foundation Grant


WILMINGTON — Students at a Wilmington high school will have a helping hand in their efforts to prevent school violence. Emsley A. Laney High School is one of 20 chapters of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) selected to share a $75,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation. SAVE is a national nonprofit dedicating to promoting school […]

‘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 will begin enforcing the so-called Board Policy 6227, limits students ability to charge for school lunch.

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 […]