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The chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said today he will retire next year.
Columbus County high schools were just about back to normal today after rumors of gun violence circulated like wildfire yesterday. People in the Whiteville community say in no uncertain terms that gang activity is to blame. Whiteville City Schools Superintendent Randy Shaver admits there is gang presence on campus and is working on a plan to try and get rid of it.
Test scores show that North Carolina's fourth- and eighth-graders are generally keeping pace with students nationwide on math and reading test scores.
Many students in Columbus County didn't show up for school Monday. Rumors of retaliation in the schools come after a murder Friday night following the East Columbus-Whiteville football game. Police say about 200 people were gathered in the parking lot of Sam's Pit Stop in Lake Waccamaw when a silver Ford Taurus drove up and someone in it opened fire.
Seventeen-year-old Carolyn Goodin seems like most high school kids. The Trask High School senior likes hanging out with friends and is studying for her SATs. You can also add author and illustrator to her list of accomplishments.