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Brunswick Co. gets waiver for 180-day school year
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:05am.

For the second year in a row, Brunswick County Schools has received a waiver to give it flexibility in its school calendar. The waiver from the state Board of Education lets the district keep its calendar at 180 instructional days instead of 185 for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Duke, Progress promise to build new power lines
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 9:52am.

Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they're willing to spend $110 million on new power transmission lines as they try to get federal approval for a merger creating the largest US electric utility.

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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 9:09am.

Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message.

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Families come out to 'Touch a Truck'
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 8:24pm.

videoThousands of children got behind the wheel and explored some of their favorite vehicles Sunday. The Junior League of Wilmington held its annual "Touch a Truck" event which turned out to be a beeping good time.

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Kansas knocks off UNC
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 7:10pm.

Former Hoggard High standout Stilman White had a game high seven assists for UNC on Sunday in his second collegiate start at point guard for North Carolina. White tallied four points in 28 minutes of play. For the second time this week he did not have any turnovers.

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High schoolers kick butts out of the park
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 8:12pm.

Students from all over the Cape Fear came together to kick butts out of the park Saturday; cigarette butts, that is.

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All-District honors announced for girls hoops
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 4:03pm.

Only two players from the Mideastern Conference earned 1st Team All-District honors for girls high school basketball. Unlike previous years the best players in the Mideastern Conference did not dominate the all-district honors for District 2 this year.

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Marshall practices for Tar Heels
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 2:34pm.

Former Hoggard guard Stilman White played 32 minutes on Friday for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Look for those minutes to decrease if Kendall Marshall plays on Sunday in St. Louis. The All-ACC guard practiced on Saturday for the first time since breaking a bone in his wrist in Greensboro.

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