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Education

15 years later, Columbine shooting continues teaching lessons

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video April will mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Today educators in Brunswick County continued to learn valuable lessons from someone who helped handle the aftermath. Full story...
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NC college systems making student transfers easier

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videoNorth Carolina's higher education system has a deal comparable to synchronizing traffic lights. The University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges will finalize an agreement Friday easing the way for students to transfer between the two systems without losing class credits. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers want to revise school calendar

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Some North Carolina lawmakers hope this year's winter storms will spark new discussion on the law on when schools can start and must end. Full story...
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Beekeepers Association spreads buzz with Bee Buddies program for kids

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videoThe North Carolina State Beekeepers Association plans a sweet deal for local elementary students. About 450 kids will take part of the first "Bee Buddies" program. The program will educate students on every aspect of the insect and their importance in nature. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates birthday by filling new time capsule

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videoAt a ceremony in Wilmington, teachers and alumni joined the students to help put mementos into a new time capsule after opening one from 20 years ago. Students also sang a new rendition of the school song. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Christie Nye

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videoAn Eaton Elementary teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime with Arizona Cardinal Jonathan Cooper shows up in her room. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates 50th birthday

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videoIt will be a blast from the past tonight at Alderman Elementary as the schools celebrates a major milestone: the big 5-0. Full story...
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Pender superintendent says make-up day decision a tough one

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videoSome answers today about why Pender County Schools will make-up some snow days during Spring Break, while other school districts have avoided cutting into that vacation time. Full story...
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West Brunswick High School custodian faces sex-related charges

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videoA West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student. The school system's spokeswoman says Rivera will remain on administrative leave during the investigation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 4-year-old boy walks away from day care

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video Early Sunday morning Wilmington Police got a call about a 4-year-old boy who managed to walk out of his daycare, but the daycare's owner says there is more to the story. Full story...
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While other districts add time, Pender Co. cuts days from Spring Break

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videoFor the most part, folks love having a day off because of snow. But making them up... that's a different story. While other school districts have protected Spring Break from make-up days, Pender County Students have had theirs cut short. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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New make-up day schedule approved

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The New Hanover County School Board approved a new schedule covering all six missed school days due to winter weather. Full story...
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Parents try to find ways to treat children's cabin fever

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video Many of you probably have been battling cabin fever after our second winter storm in three weeks, especially the kids. With schools out for another day, many parents are trying to find ways to entertain them. Full story...
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