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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 […]

Ahrens ready to lead West Brunswick High School

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SHALLOTTE — Brock Ahrens recognizes an opportunity when he sees it. When the principal position at West Brunswick High School opened, Ahrens, a 24-year educator, seized the opportunity to take on a new role and its challenges. Ahrens previously served as principal of South Brunswick Middle School in Boiling Spring Lakes, where he was credited […]

New Hanover County law enforcement officers head back to school

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WILMINGTON — New Hanover County children said goodbye to summer last week and headed back to school. And so, too, did a group of law enforcement officers whose purpose is to provide peace and security on campus, as well as serving as mentors and role models. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office provides 23 School […]

Magic Johnson to headline UNCW lecture

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WILMINGTON — Former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson will headline a lecture at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington next month. UNCW officials say Johnson’s appearance is a gift from UNCW Trustee Wilma Daniels as part of the Wilma Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity and Tolerance. Johnson is slated to speak at 7 […]