Medical Society announces free 2017-2018 athletic pre-participation screening exams

NEW HANOVER COUNTY— Each year, all North Carolina students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading must undergo a state-mandated screening examination. For many years, physicians in the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, in concert with the New Hanover County Health Department and New Hanover County Schools, have offered free screenings for New Hanover […]

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Myrtle Grove Middle School Wins UNCW’s 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl

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WILMINGTON — In UNCW’s 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl, recently held in the Lumina Theater at the Fisher Student Center, Myrtle Grove defeated Williston 110 points to 90 points in a championship match. The event was sponsored by the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center, UNCW Black Student Union, UNCW National Pan-Hellenic Council, and […]

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New Hanover County students win Scholastic Art Writing Awards

WILMINGTON — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southeast Region. Gold Key winners will automatically advance to national judging, where medalists will be announced on March 14, 2017. The New Hanover County School System congratulates the following county students:   […]

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Flu season ramps up, illness-related school absences increasing

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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. […]

Hoggard football surging into December; New Hanover, Laney coaches sit down one last time on Sports Round Table (video)

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WILMINGTON — After round two of the state playoffs there is one local high school team still standing following the Hoggard Vikings sixth consecutive victory, 65-41, in Greenville against J.H. Rose. Led by Tony Allen and his five touchdowns, Hoggard chewed up over 400 yards on the ground. This week’s edition of ‘Sports Round Table’ […]

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 […]

Brunswick County joins New Hanover County in canceling school on Monday following Hurricane Matthew

Brunswick County Friday night joined New Hanover County in calling off School on Monday to assess the damage done by Hurricane Matthew. The decision by Brunswick County to close school to staff and students on Monday, Oct. 10, was announced after 8 p.m. The cancellations could be extended.   “We will continue to provide updates […]

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 […]

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