UNCW Professor helps film students, others, find their way in Wilmington’s new economy [Video]

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WILMINGTON – Over one-third of Professor Suzanne Altobello’s business class students are film majors. That tells you something about Wilmington, but also something about what attracts students to Altobello’s class. “Some of these students went into the film program when it was still a vibrant industry here,” said Altobello. “I think some of them have […]

Meet Smart Start of New Hanover County, preparing our children for success in schools

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WILMINGTON — There are only about 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten, and experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, health, and success. Smart Start of New Hanover County’s mission is to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth […]

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


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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Take a tour of Cape Fear Community College’s $33 million ‘technology job’ center

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CASTLE HAYNE – Cape Fear Community College’s new North Campus development, aimed at preparing students for jobs in emerging technology fields, is nearly complete. The CFCC Advanced and Emerging Technologies Center features 127,000 square feet of laboratory and lecture space. The $33 million project began broke ground in October 2015 and will be completed on […]

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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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 […]

Cape Fear Museum awarded International Paper grant for ‘Trees and Me’


WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,000 grant from International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will be used to create a “Trees and Me” community event and to purchase a new full-dome digital film. “Trees and Me,” a free event to be held in April, will offer hands-on […]

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Giada De Laurentiis visits GLOW charter school, discusses need to ‘step up’ after Women’s March

"We get into our worlds and we lose track of the bigger picture. So I think last weekend reminded us that we need to step up."

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WILMINGTON – Giada De Laurentiis visited the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington on Thursday, Jan. 26, as part of a two-day event to raise funds for the school. The Food Network star spoke with students and, later, talked about how the Women’s March, held in cities all over the country this past weekend, “shook people.” […]

UNCW announces Robert Smith as first recipient of the Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education

WILMINGTON — Watson College of Education (WCE) professor Robert Smith is the recipient of the first Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the university has announced. The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in WCE. “Along with the ideas and […]

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Could algae be used to cure disease? The answer could be right here in Wilmington

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  WILMINGTON – There is a quarter of a billion dollars on the table, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has one of the best seats. UNCW and the Marine Biology in North Carolina Center (MARBIONC) were recently named as part of the $250 million National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMB) […]

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