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


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)

Tony Allen. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

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

Schools file photo.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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