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New Hanover Board of Education approves new administrators

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WILMINGTON—Members of the New Hanover Board of Education have approved four new administrators in New Hanover County Schools. With the recommendation of Superintendent Tim Markley, board members approved an interim principal and three assistant principal appointments at Mary C. Williams Elementary School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wrightsville Beach Elementary School and Hoggard High School.   […]

Cape Fear Community College named veteran-friendly college for second year

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WILMINGTON—Cape Fear Community College has been named a veteran-friendly college for the second consecutive year. The college was recently selected as a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine. Of the 7,000 colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, less than 20 percent are considered to be the most military friendly by the magazine. Cape Fear Community […]

Target grant helps fund ‘Breakfast and Books’ program at Lake Forest Academy

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Lake Forest Academy was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from Target stores to help parents encourage at-home reading with students through the “Breakfast and Books” program. The program provides kindergarten-through-second-grade-students and their parents with an opportunity to have breakfast together on campus. After breakfast, the parent will be given tips by a teacher on how […]

Shirley Williamson starts 33rd year in education at Virginia Williamson Elementary

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Though this year marks her first year leading Virginia Williamson Elementary School, the first day of school marked the beginning of Principal Shirley Williamson’s 33rd year in education. Williamson is one of five principals in their first year at various schools in Brunswick County. In addition to Williamson, principals in their first year at a […]

Eight local high school students named National Merit semifinalists

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Eight local high school students have been named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalists, representing four area schools in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, were announced Wednesday. Semifinalists are: Alexandra Gombar, Ashley High School; Michael Rahal, Brunswick County Early College High School;  Jennifer Jensen, Helen Leddy, Kammy Lui, Rebecca Lucht, Aiwei […]

Vote for a chance to win $150,000 for your school

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Does your school have what it takes to win $150,000? Voting begins this Friday, Sept. 14, in U.S. Cellular’s fourth annual Calling All Communities campaign. During the campaign, 18 schools have a chance to share $1 million, with the school with the most votes earning $150,000. The next 17 schools nationwide with the most votes […]

Inside education: A look at Charter Day School

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LELAND—Expectations are high for students, teachers and even superintendent and interim headmaster Mark Cramer at Charter Day School. For Cramer, a retired U.S. Marine major, the success of every student at Charter Day School—all 926 of them—is his responsibility. If a kindergarten student doesn’t learn to read by the Christmas break, a benchmark for all […]

Brunswick Board of Education to meet Sept. 11, followed by memorial service

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Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the media center on the campus of Shallotte Middle School. The board meeting will be immediately followed by a Sept. 11 memorial celebration at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Shallotte Middle School Principal Paul […]

State board of education approves two new charter schools for New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Members of the North Carolina State Board of Education approved 25 new charter schools, two of which are proposed for New Hanover County. Until last year, North Carolina had a 100-school cap on charter schools, but the N.C. General Assembly lifted that cap, paving the way for Thursday’s decision to allow […]

First day of school in New Hanover, Brunswick counties passes smoothly

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LELAND – In one first-grade classroom, students were learning to sharpen their pencils, where to put away their pencil cases and where to stow their book bags. Sixth-graders were learning an aptly-titled lesson, “How to survive sixth grade,” written by seventh-graders who know a thing or two about sixth grade. And at North Brunswick High […]