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Explainer: Why one man is claiming his First Amendment rights were violated at a school board meeting

On June 8, Chris Sutton was removed from a New Hanover County Board of Education meeting after he declined to face...

New Hanover County schools may now host ‘danceless’ proms to dissuade alternate events

New Hanover County Schools is now allowing schools to plan last-minute proms in line with stringent health guidance from the state....

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...
Laney High School was the target of a 'hoax' threat that circulated on social media. (Port City Daily photo / File)

Why is there a stadium named after Rick Holliday? What would changing it look like? [Free read]

Former Deputy Dr. Rick Holliday taught, coached, and was the principal at Laney High School for 17 years. (Port City Daily...
Primary election results are in and it appears the chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Education will not appear on the ballot in November. (Port City Daily/Johanna Ferebee)

Law firm hired by New Hanover school board still hasn’t answered questions about investigation

WILMINGTON --- The law firm hired by the New Hanover County Board of Education to perform an investigation into the school district has yet to...
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)

Deep dive: New Hanover schools face a class-action lawsuit, what does that mean?

WILMINGTON --- Two Wilmington-based law firms announced Tuesday they will represent multiple victims of sexual abuse in a civil suit, alleging that negligence on...
Former students and parents of former students from Laney High School say they've been reporting teacher misconduct to Dr. Rick Holliday, former Laney principal and current deputy superintendent for 20 years. (Port City Daily photo / File)

ICYMI – Trouble in New Hanover schools, plus HOA dispute turns into violence, 15-year court battle

Nearly 20 years ago, a woman moved to a community on the Intracoastal near Wilmington, preparing for a career in ministry. What followed, she...

Podcast July 6 – Kerr Ave developer takes man’s house, plus, what’s going on with New Hanover schools?

We start this week with a bizarre and potentially disturbing story: a Wilmington man tried to sell part of his property to the developer...
Classes will resume for schools across the region Monday following Hurricane Dorian (Port City Daily/File)_

‘Make sure this doesn’t happen to another student’: Former New Hanover County student tells her story

Former student says she went to same school, rode same bus, as her alleged sexual assailant for years, despite asking schools for help NEW HANOVER...
Michael Earl Kelly now faces a total of 55 charges, with offense dates as far back as 2003 and as recently as 2017. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

ICYMI Feb. 5 – 11: New downtown wine bar, teacher scandal, City Hall shenanigans?

Michael Earl Kelly, a teacher with the New Hanover County School system for over 25 years, was arrested on child pornography charges --- charges...