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New Hanover County Schools

Superintendent chats with parents as school year nears

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With a new school year just days away, parents in New Hanover County got the opportunity to ask some last-minute questions. Full story...
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NC's annual public school report cards released

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video The report card for North Carolina schools is out, and graduation rates are up. Statewide graduation rates are up to 80 percent. That's a one-percent increase from last year. Three counties in our viewing area have exceeded the state's average graduation rate. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger makes more corruption accusations in e-mail to fellow commissioners

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been laying low. Other than appealing his violation of a protective order, Berger has been out of the news, until he sent an email to fellow commissioners around 2:40 a.m. The email expressed Berger's disapproval of the board sending a letter of support for a head start grant. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NC teacher pay raise not what it seems

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video When you compare pay schedules from last year to this coming year, it seems teachers are getting the raise they were promised, but when you look closer they aren't getting the increase they thought. Full story...
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School Board approves budget, staff raises

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The New Hanover County School Board passed a budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The new budget totals more than $220 million. Full story...
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Hoggard principal leaving for new job in Scotland County

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The Laurinburg Exchange reports the Scotland County School Board last night approved hiring Dr. Pam Baldwin as the county's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Full story...
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Elementary students get look at potential careers

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New Hanover County's Blair Elementary School held a Career Carnival today for third, fourth and fifth graders. The kids got a chance to ask people questions about their jobs to give them an idea of what the future may hold. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Homeless high school student raising awareness about problem many face

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video With graduation approaching, high school seniors are working on their final projects. A Wilmington girl's project hits close to home... or her lack thereof. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at three Wilmington schools; alleged shooting victim not talking

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Three Wilmington schools were on lock down briefly this afternoon after a report of shots fired in the area. Williston Middle School, Gregory Elementary School and Lake Forest Academy were locked down as law enforcement investigated. Full story...
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ROTC student's ceremonial rifle sparked school lockdown

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A lesson learned the hard way for one Ashley High School ROTC student. The student and his ceremonial rifle sparked a lockdown for three schools Friday morning. Full story...
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Williston, Rotary Club celebrate partnership

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Williston Middle School has faced a lot of challenges, but one community group is fulfilling a promise to lift the school up. The Williston Legacy Project is a partnership between the Rotary Club and the school that started in August. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Toxicology report sheds little light on death of child on school bus

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A toxicology report shows little new info about the death of a special needs girl on a New Hanover County school bus earlier this year. Eight-year-old Jamiah Batts died shortly after arriving by bus at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering February 29. Full story...
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School district says despite recent staff arrests, students safe at school

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video An Ashley High School teachers assistant is out of jail after being charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. He's the second TA at a New Hanover County High School charged with a crime against a student this month. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter

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Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message. Full story...
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