Longtime New Hanover High School Basketball Coach goes out on high note

Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright has been a staple along the sidelines at New Hanover.  Photo courtesy- John Crouch.

WILMINGTON – It’s only fitting that longtime New Hanover Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright received Mideastern Conference Coach of the Year in her final season as head of the Wildcats girls basketball program. While the accolades could have gone to Dixon-Wright to recognize her long history in the local game, it was New Hanover’s inspired play that […]

Detectives search for missing student last seen at New Hanover High School

Cassie Garrett went missing from New Hanover High School on Monday. (Courtesy photo.)

UPDATED, Dec. 7, 10:46 a.m.: Cassie Marie Garrett has been located and returned to her home. NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Sheriff’s detectives are seeking assistance from the public in locating 16-year-old Cassie Marie Garrett, a missing New Hanover High School Student. Cassie was last seen at the high school, located at 1307 Market St. on […]

Watch Division I basketball recruit player reels, team release for Joe Miller Phenom Hoops Invitational

Josh Nickelberry. Photo courtesy- @nickelberry_9 on Twitter.

WILMINGTON-As preparations continue for the inaugural Joe Miller Phenom Hoops Holiday Invitational set for Dec. 27-30 at New Hanover High School, Phenom Hoops co-owner Jamie Shaw released on Tuesday the field of teams scheduled to compete at historic Brogden Hall. . @JamieShaw5 releases team names for Joe Miller @Phenom_Hoops Invite in #ILM later this year! […]

Voter-approved work underway at high schools

A site plan for Hoggard High School shows a new traffic pattern during construction of a new 1,600 gym. Work listed in the 2014 bond referendum is underway at all of the county's traditional high schools. Courtesy images.

New athletic facilities, a larger dining area and a state-of-the-art library are among the 2014 education bond referendum projects now underway at New Hanover County’s four traditional high schools. As outlined in the $160 million voter-approved measure, major improvements recently began at Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover, with some minor upgrades at Ashley, according to […]

School libraries to open for summer reading program

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

While for most students summer signals a much-anticipated vacation from school, New Hanover County education leaders hope it won’t mean a break from books. Once again, the local school district will open some on-campus libraries between June 27 and August 4 as part of its summer reading program, aimed at increasing students’ access to books and […]

Fundraising underway for local teen robotics team headed to global championship

The 29 high school students that make up local robotics team Wired Wizards are hoping to collect enough funds to take on their peers across the globe at an international competition next week. Courtesy photos.

A local group of tech-savvy teens is hoping to put its robots in the ring against opponents from around the globe. Wilmington robotics team Wired Wizards, is in the last days of a quickly organized online fundraising drive for an upcoming trip to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition or Science and Technology) World Robotics Competition […]

City approves funding for new sound system, scoreboard at Legion Stadium

The scoreboard at Jurgensen-Gabriel field at Legion Stadium during a New Hanover High School football game last fall. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The City of Wilmington has approved their portion of the funding to replace the scoreboard and sound system at Legion Stadium’s Jurgensen-Gabriel Field, home to the Wilmington Hammerheads FC professional soccer team as well as the New Hanover High School Wildcats football team. According to city officials, the equipment was last replaced when major renovations […]

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