BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County might soon have fewer schools. The Bladen County Schools spokesperson confirms that the superintendent will propose closing one middle and two primary schools during aboard of education meeting.
A spokeswoman with Brunswick County Schools says their investigation into the school bus driver who ran a red light is now done. Spokeswoman Jessica Swencki tells WWAY that action has been taken and the matter is resolved.
The Winter Weather Advisory has now expired for everyone across Southeastern NC. Wintry mix precipitation fell across the region this morning causing dangerous road conditions leading to many accidents.
In a closed session Thursday afternoon, members of the Brunswick County School Board named an interim superintendent. That person will take over after the contract of Dr. Edward Pruden was terminated last week.
State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson visited Bladen County schools Tuesday. Bladen County is one of three counties in the area asking voters to help pay for school improvements in the upcoming election.
Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union.