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New Hanover County Schools

ONLY ON 3: Mother says school not doing enough about son's bully

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video Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you. One New Hanover County mother says this is not the case for her son. She says her son is the victim of bullying, and she is afraid the problems will escalate quickly. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police officer pepper sprays NHHS students

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A fight at New Hanover High School today ended with a police officer pepper spraying two students. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools Superintendent explains why he closed schools Wednesday

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It is not aspect of the job I take lightly and for the most part, people understand the rational for the decision. Sometimes though, it can be hard to understand the reason for the decision. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. traditional high schools change exam schedule due to storm

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Due to the weather-related school closings this week, the four comprehensive high schools - Ashley, Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover - will adjust their End-of-Course exams schedule. The exams were originally scheduled to begin this week. However, because students have missed three days of school this week, the district has decided to reschedule the exams for next week. Full story...
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Why buy artificial turf for Legion Stadium now?

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video A million-dollar makeover. Legion Stadium is about to kiss its grass goodbye, and taxpayers will pick up the tab for artificial turf. With the economy still in trouble, why now? Full story...
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Legion Stadium to get artificial turf

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New Hanover County Commissioners are doling out cash to help get rid of the grass at Legion Stadium. Commissioners voted 3-2 today to spend $333,334 on artificial turf for the stadium. Full story...
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Ashley teacher suspended

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An Ashley High School teacher is on paid suspension while the school district and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office look into an allegation against him. Full story...
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Investigators try to put an end to bomb threats

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New Hanover County has been plagued with a number of bomb threats in recent weeks. Some students think it's funny and a quick way to get out of class, but what many don't realize is it's a felony and a waste of tax-payer's money. Full story...
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Anderson Elementary School teacher receives Teacher of Excellence Award

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Lisa Thomas, special education teacher at Anderson Elementary School, has received the 2010 Teacher of Excellence Award for New Hanover County Schools from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children’s Division. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Republicans sweep New Hanover school board spots

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videoIncumbents Don Hayes, Janice Cavenaugh and Ed Higgins and newcomer Derrick Hickey beat out the four Democrats running against them. Full story...
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Holly Shelter Middle School dedicated

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It's been open since the start of the school year, but today students and staff celebrated the new Holly Shelter Middle School. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Hoggard, Roland Grise and Alderman; search for wanted man continues

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videoThe lock-down at Hoggard, Roland Grise and Alderman schools has been lifted. The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office are still searching for 27-year-old Andrew Mitchell Narris. They say he's wanted for property crimes. He's a bald, white male wearing a black shirt and cargo pants. He's 5' 10" and weighs 250 lbs. Full story...
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School Board votes 4-3 that it did not segregate

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videoIt comes down to intent. Did New Hanover Schools intentionally segregate? On the line: $800,000 the school district has already received from Raleigh. The money's already been allocated to individual schools throughout the county. Full story...
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Williston students practice random act of kindness

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Students at Williston Middle School in Wilmington showed their parents just how much they appreciate them this morning. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders were out bright and early before class passing out bottled water and breakfast to the parents in the car pool line. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools welcome new superintendent

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video New Hanover County Schools are starting a new chapter as they welcome a new superintendent to the county. The school board held a reception today welcoming Dr. Tim Markley. Full story...
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