New Hanover County Schools

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on September 10, 2014.

How will a $160 million general obligation bond issue impact the New Hanover County Public School System, and what impact would its passage have on property owners?    

New Hanover County Schools

Vandals damaged thirty-five New Hanover County school buses over the weekend. 

On Thursday, Wilmington’s Freeman Elementary and Mosley Performance Learning Center were both locked from the outside for several hours following a shooting at the nearby Creekwood housing community. The next day, a gunfire incident behind the College Road K-Mart led to the brief lock-down of Isaac Bear Early College. A lock-down means access to and from the schools is restricted, and classrooms lock their doors, turn off the lights and shut the blinds. New Hanover County Schools go into this heightened security mode whenever police activity occurs in the vicinity of a school.

UNC Center for Civil Rights

A staggeringly high number of minority students in New Hanover and Pender Counties live near high-poverty elementary schools. 

The December massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shook the nation – and caused school boards across the country to re-think elementary school security. 

A teacher assistant at Ashley High School has been arrested and charged for indecent liberties with a 17-year-old female student.