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New Hanover County Schools

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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Parents say school bullying pushed daughter toward suicide

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Bullying is a big problem in many schools. Sometimes it pushes young people to take their own lives. A New Hanover County teen has threatened suicide because she cannot stand the torment from her classmates. Full story...
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School bus involved in crash; no students on board

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A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident this afternoon. It happened at the intersection of Gordon Road and North College Road. Full story...
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Redistricting could cost school district big money

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video An effort to control school overcrowding in New Hanover County may mean a loss of funding to the tune of more than $750,000. Full story...
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Students at two schools diagnosed with Shigellosis

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Parents got a call last night that students at Trask Middle School and Murrayville Elementary School have been diagnosed with Shigellosis. Full story...
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New Hanover Schools cuts ribbon on Snipes Academy

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New Hanover County Schools opened the Snipes Academy of Arts and Design today. Students showed off some of the performance skills they'll use in the classroom. Full story...
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Elementary school starting students early on bilingual track

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video One New Hanover County school is adding a little bit of culture to its curriculum. Forest Hills Elementary is the first in our county to add what's called a dual immersion class. It's helping some kindergarteners already learn a second language. Full story...
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New Hanover school enrollment higher than expected

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This year there are more new faces than the New Hanover County school system expected. The district said it had more students than it estimated when the school year started yesterday. Full story...
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Single mom invests in private school to avoid redistricting

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video The price tag on private school is prohibitive for many parents, but New Hanover County's middle school redistricting has been a powerful motivator for some parents to dig deep into their pocketbooks. Full story...
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