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UNCW OPENS FIRST K-8 LAB SCHOOL IN THE STATE AT D.C. VIRGO

SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL UNCW has officially opened the first K-8 lab school in North Carolina. The first year-round K-8 public school in Wilmington, the new D.C. Virgo’s curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning, community engagement and the importance of literacy. Classes began July 18 and a grand opening celebration was held July 24. “We could not be more excited about the opening of D.C. Vir ...

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA  HONORS PENDER COUNTY NATIVE

On May 10, 2018, the State of North Carolina made history in honoring its very own Pender County native and trailblazer, Ambassador Mattie R. Sharpless, by designating a portion of U.S. Highway 17 in her name for her career in foreign agricultural trade relations, and for having served in a variety of senior level positions in Washington, D.C. and abroad. ...

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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATES “PAINTED” HIGH SCHOOL RACIAL SLUR

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL According to the Onslow County Public School System, the principal of Richlands High School, Brad Staley, has conducted “…a thorough investigation” into allegations of the racial slur “nigger” being found Feb. 12, painted in the visitors’ locker room prior to a boys' basketball game between The Richlands High School Wildcats and the Pender High School team. “Once t ...

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