High schooler’s love for flying reaffirmed during Brunswick County job shadow day

From left-to-right: Howie Franklin of Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Booke Demonbreun and Rich Largent of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939. Photo courtesy- Karen Sphar.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – What’s life like in the “real” world? More than 60 South Brunswick High School students  tasted reality recently as part of job shadow day put on in conjunction with the Career Ready program at Brunswick County Schools. With help from The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Brunswick County Career […]

Giving students a second chance via second hand sales

"I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the quality they find here."

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LELAND – Despite years of modest success, the Communities in Schools thrift stores are still facing a major hurdle: many people have some serious negative preconceptions about discount and second-hand stores. The thrift stores fund Communities in Schools (CIS) efforts to provide counseling, tutoring and mentoring as part of its partnership with Brunswick County schools. The […]

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 […]

Flu season ramps up, illness-related school absences increasing


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Tis the season for infection being spread, resulting in fever, chills and body aches — all symptoms of influenza. As the flu season continues, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has reported a spike over the last few weeks in the percentage of outpatient visits with flu-like illnesses. […]

Robots come to life as Brunswick Community College hosts inaugural Robocon


BOLIVIA, N.C. — The sound of cheering, laughter and whirring electrical motors filled the hallways of Brunswick Community College’s Building B on Saturday. The inaugural RoboCon 2016, which brought together educational, corporate and non-profit groups, focused on the role robotics could have in leading students into successful careers in technology and the sciences. “From Kindergartners […]

South Brunswick student alleged to have sexually assaulted female at homecoming bonfire

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A South Brunswick High School student faces to sexual offense charges in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred during the school’s homecoming bonfire on Wednesday. Jibri Ali Ballard, 16, of Galloway Road in Bolivia, was charged with second-degree sex offense and sexual battery of a female victim, according to a warrant […]

Some schools reopening in the Cape Fear region

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

Some area schools are reopening, while others remain closed, after Hurricane Matthew forced all Cape Fear-area schools to close two days. New Hanover County Schools — The school system is operating on a regular schedule Tuesday, Oct. 11, for students and staff. “We are aware that some homes are still without power. If parents need to keep […]

Hurricane Matthew: Updated school closings

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Updated Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. SOUTHEASTERN, NORTH CAROLINA — Hurricane Matthew is causing area closings and delays around the Cape Fear area, and now one area school system has joined the list, while others are still waiting to make final plans. Pender County Schools Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Matthew, Pender […]

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 […]

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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