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Education

Most NC students returning for new school year

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Most of North Carolina's 1.5 million public school students are opening a new academic year. Full story...
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UNCW study says school pumps $1 billion into local economy

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video For years, University of North Carolina Wilmington has been a key part of the community in the Port City. Today the university released a new study that puts a 10-figure price tag on just how big its impact is each school year. Full story...
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National Pawn donating more than 100 band instruments to D.C. Virgo

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National Pawn owner Bob Moulton is donating more than 100 instruments to the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy band program to help budding musicians. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New staff prepares to reopen revamped Virgo

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video A new challenge awaits the students and teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. The Wilmington school was closed last year because of poor enrollment. Now it's reopening with new goals and a new education plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Magic Johnson to speak at UNCW this fall

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video As you saw FIRST ON 3 last night, basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be the first speaker at UNCW's new Wilma Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity & Tolerance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Magic Johnson coming to UNCW this fall

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WWAY has learned Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be a guest speaker at the University of North Carolina Wilmington this fall. Full story...
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Board of Education gives Superintendent an A-

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The Brunswick County Board of Education gave Superintendent Edward Pruden the nod of approval during his annual evaluation by offering him a 2-year contract extension. Full story...
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

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An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program. Full story...
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Peppers donates $250k to UNC for scholarships

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Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has donated $250,000 to the University of North Carolina for scholarships. Full story...
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Lunch workers study how to get kids to eat healthy

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There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. Full story...
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