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NHHS still waiting decision about Jap Davis Field House

The field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches continued to use the Jap Davis Field House until mid-July. The school board will not make a decision on the renovation of the building until a full investigation into the building's structure is finished. Yesterday a work crew tested the foundation. Throughout the last week or so there have been other tests as well. Three options will be presented to the school board and they hope to make a decision by September 1st.

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who cares?

what a bunch of whining babies. The other New Hanover sports have to change their clothes IN THEIR CARS in some cases. The poor big football players only have air conditioned trailers? Sounds like someone needs to get over themselves.....

How about this just close

How about this just close the whole school. I bet that would be a good thing for sure. It is sooooo over populated right now the poor kids can't even eat at lunch. My son couldn't eat in the cafeteria this past week. They only have a small outside to eat at anymore. this whole school is a absolute mess. Time for more High schools.

The "Old Timers Would Have Fixed The Problem" long ago!

The athletic directors of old would have only had to ask a few people in the community and this problem would have gone away. It is obvious to me that the school board wants their hands into and on everything. Good old fun raising is one option. So many things in the past have been done with donations so that the athletes could have what they needed. I know we are talking about public schools, but please tell me what is wrong with a Pig-Pickin or a car wash maybe even a raffle. In my opinion the School Board (Public) and Community (Private) need and have to come together in this day and time for our athletes to have what they need. Who is suppose to do that? I think it starts at the school/coach. UNCW has things today because of Coach Brooks asking the Great People of this community to donate anything they could! Just Like Coach Brogden and Coach Hardee and lets not forget Coach Jap Davis!!!!


I was born and rasied here in Wilmington. I have a good idea, lets do what we've done before just vote them out when elections come around...EASY!!!...get rid of the problem and there want be a problem!!!


How do you feel about the School Boards building being remodeled? Was it condemned? NOT. Was it deamed unsafe? NOT.


Why is the school board putting this off any longer than it needs to? We can afford new schools, renovations of entire schools, new impervious parking lots, landscaping, etc..etc... But we cannot afford to fix an unsafe structure.. Wait.. A structure deemed unsafe for almost TWO YEARS? Wow.. our school board sure seems to care about the safety and well being of our children.... Not....