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After renaming Laney High stadium, NHCS board considers labeling football field in honor of coach

Laney High's stadium was renamed Buccaneer Stadium. The majority of survey respondents wanted to name it after former coach Larry Tootoo,...

Will New Hanover County Schools again delay vote to remove Holliday’s name from stadium?

The New Hanover County Board of Education is expected to take a vote Tuesday to remove the name of Rick Holliday...

Court appearance: Child sex case against Wilmington teacher turned over to special state prosecutor

NHCS teacher Peter Michael Frank swears in for his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon while District Attorney Ben David, pictured center...
A lawsuit against former teacher Michael Kelly, along with the New Hanover County Board of Education and administration, is moving forward in Superior Court. (Port City Daily photo / File)

Latest on Michael Kelly lawsuit: Statute of limitations set to expand, plus criminal records and ongoing investigation

WILMINGTON --- The civil suit against former New Hanover County School teacher and convicted sex offender Michael Kelly continues to move forward. The lawsuit...
Earlier this month, former NHCS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday filed his response to a civil suit against him and several current administrators. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Superior Court)

Former NHCS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Holliday files response to civil suit over Michael Kelly assaults

WILMINGTON --- Dr. James Rickie Holliday, the former deputy superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, filed his response to a civil suit against him,...
Filed in Superior Court this week, the complaint against the New Hanover County Schools makes allegations against top administrators and the Board of Education. (Port City Daily photo / New Hanover County Superior Court)

New Hanover County Board of Education Chairwoman Lisa Estep issues statement on civil suit

WILMINGTON --- Two days after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the New Hanover County School district and several top employees, the board's chairwoman...
New Hanover County Schools will remained closed Friday due to inclement weather. (Port City Daily file photo)

DA, Sheriff request SBI investigation into New Hanover Schools, hours after Deputy Superintendent retires

WILMINGTON --- Just hours after New Hanover County Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday announced his retirement, District Attorney Ben David announced that he,...
North Carolina's 5th District Court covers district and felony court cases in New Hanover and Pender counties. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

Assistant DA: New Hanover Schools investigated teacher’s sexual misconduct, didn’t report to law enforcement

The assistant district attorney said the fact that school hadn't reported its investigation into Kelly to law enforcement was 'upsetting' and 'disturbing.' WILMINGTON --- A...
Michael Earl Kelly, a 26-year veteran of the New Hanover County School system, was arrested on February 6, 2018, on charges of indecent liberties with a child and sexual exploitation of a minor. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY NEW HANOVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

Update: Former Wilmington teacher Michael Kelly gets 17-31 years after pleading guilty

Update: Judge John Nobles sentenced former Isaac Bear teacher Michael Earl Kelly to 192 to 291 months (roughly 16 to 24 years) years on...
A group of concerned citizens have asked the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office to look into what it alleges may have been criminal failures to report child abuse. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

New Hanover Sheriff’s Office investigating citizen group’s allegations against school administrators, principal

Six months after delivering a report on alleged issues in New Hanover schools, the SCEPUL group is taking its concerns to the sheriff's office. NEW...